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autoxidation

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noun au·tox·i·da·tion \ȯ-ˌtäk-sə-ˈdā-shən\

Medical Definition of autoxidation

  1. :  oxidation by direct combination with oxygen (as in air) at ordinary temperatures <the rancidity of fats and oils is caused by autoxidation>



Variants of autoxidation

also au·to–ox·i·da·tion \ˌȯt-ō-ˌäk-sə-ˈdā-shən\play

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