Meaning of autoctony in English:

autoctony

Pronunciation /ɔːˈtɒktəni/

noun

(also autoktony)
rare
  • Self-destruction.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Urquhart (1611–1660), author and translator. From ancient Greek αὐτοκτόνος self-slaying (from αὐτο- + -κτόνος slaying) + -y.