autocatalysis

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noun au·to·ca·tal·y·sis \ˌȯ-tō-kə-ˈta-lə-səs\

Definition of autocatalysis

plural

autocatalyses

play \-ˌsēz\
  1. :  catalysis of a reaction by one of its products

autocatalytic

play \-ˌka-tə-ˈli-tik\ adjective

autocatalytically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of autocatalysis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1891


Medical Dictionary

autocatalysis

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noun au·to·ca·tal·y·sis \ˌȯt-ō-kə-ˈtal-ə-səs\

Medical Definition of autocatalysis

plural

autocatalyses

\-ˌsēz\play
  1. :  catalysis of a reaction by one of its products—called also autoactivation

autocatalytic

\-ˌkat-əl-ˈit-ik\play adjective

autocatalytically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb

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