Definition of parautochthonous in English:

parautochthonous

adjective

(also para-autochthonous)
Geology
  • Intermediate in character between autochthonous and allochthonous; formed from material that has been transported or displaced a relatively short distance.

Pronunciation

parautochthonous

/ˌparɔːˈtɒkθənəs/ /ˌparɔːˈtɒkθ(ə)nəs/

Origin

1920s. From para- + autochthonous, after German parautochthon.