autocatalysis


au·to·ca·tal·y·sis

noun \ˌ-tō-kə-ˈta-lə-səs\
plural au·to·ca·tal·y·ses\-ˌsēz\

Definition of AUTOCATALYSIS

:  catalysis of a reaction by one of its products
au·to·cat·a·lyt·ic \-ˌka-tə-ˈli-tik\ adjective
au·to·cat·a·lyt·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of AUTOCATALYSIS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1891

au·to·ca·tal·y·sis

noun \ˌt-ō-kə-ˈtal-ə-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural au·to·ca·tal·y·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of AUTOCATALYSIS

: catalysis of a reaction by one of its products—called also autoactivation
au·to·cat·a·lyt·ic \-ˌkat-əl-ˈit-ik\ adjective
au·to·cat·a·lyt·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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