autoxidation

noun
au·tox·i·da·tion | \ȯ-ˌtäk-sə-ˈdā-shən \

Definition of autoxidation 

: oxidation by direct combination with oxygen (as in air) at ordinary temperatures

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1883, in the meaning defined above

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autoxidation

noun
au·tox·i·da·tion | \ȯ-ˌtäk-sə-ˈdā-shən \
variants: also auto-oxidation \ˌȯt-ō-ˌäk-sə-ˈdā-shən \

Medical Definition of autoxidation 

: oxidation by direct combination with oxygen (as in air) at ordinary temperatures the rancidity of fats and oils is caused by autoxidation

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