autolyze

verb
au·to·lyze | \ ˈȯ-tō-ˌlīz \
autolyzed; autolyzing

Definition of autolyze 

transitive verb

: to subject to autolysis

First Known Use of autolyze

1901, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for autolyze

back-formation from autolysis

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The first known use of autolyze was in 1901

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autolyze

verb
au·to·lyze
variants: or British autolyse \ˈȯt-ᵊl-ˌīz \
autolyzed or British autolysed; autolyzing or British autolysing

Medical Definition of autolyze 

transitive verb

: to subject to autolysis

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