autoxidation

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

Definition of autoxidation

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

First Known Use of autoxidation

1883


Medical Dictionary

autoxidation

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noun au·tox·i·da·tion \ȯ-ˌtäk-sə-ˈdā-shən\
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auto–oxidation

\ˌȯt-ō-ˌäk-sə-ˈdā-shən\play

Medical Definition of autoxidation

  1. :  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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