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  • adj. Of rocks, deposits, etc.; found in a place other than where they and their constituents were formed.

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  • Whoops, should be allochthonous.

    March 7, 2008

  • Another, more general meaning: Of rocks, deposits, etc.; found in a place other than where they and their constituents were formed.

    March 6, 2008

  • material (e.g. organic matter and sediment) which enters a lake from atmosphere or drainage basin.

    March 6, 2008