Definition of autoctony in English:

autoctony

(also autoktony)

noun

rare
  • Self-destruction.

Origin

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

Pronunciation

autoctony

/ɔːˈtɒktəni/