autolyze

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verb au·to·lyze \ˈȯ-tō-ˌlīz\

Definition of autolyze

autolyzed

;

autolyzing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to undergo autolysis

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to subject to autolysis

Origin and Etymology of autolyze

back-formation from autolysis


First Known Use: 1901


Medical Dictionary

autolyze

verb au·to·lyze
variants: or British

autolyse

\ˈȯt-əl-ˌīz\play

Medical Definition of autolyze

autolyzed

or British

autolysed

;

autolyzing

or British

autolysing

  1. intransitive verb

  2. :  to undergo autolysis

  3. transitive verb

  4. :  to subject to autolysis

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