autolyze

verb au·to·lyze \ ˈȯ-tō-ˌlīz \

Definition of autolyze

autolyzed; autolyzing
intransitive verb
: to undergo autolysis
transitive verb
: to subject to autolysis

Origin and Etymology of autolyze

back-formation from autolysis


Medical Dictionary

autolyze

verb au·to·lyze
variants: or British autolyse play \ˈȯt-ᵊl-ˌīz\

medical Definition of autolyze

autolyzed or British autolysed; autolyzing or British autolysing
intransitive verb
: to undergo autolysis
transitive verb
: to subject to autolysis

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