Medical Dictionary

self–assembly

noun self–as·sem·bly \-ə-ˈsem-blē\
plural self–as·sem·blies

Medical Definition of SELF-ASSEMBLY

:  the process by which a complex macromolecule (as collagen) or a supramolecular system (as a virus) spontaneously assembles itself from its components
self–as·sem·ble \-bəl\ intransitive verb

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