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

First Known Use of autoxidation

1883

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autoxidation

noun au·tox·i·da·tion \ ȯ-ˌtäk-sə-ˈdā-shən \
variants: also auto-oxidation play \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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