self–assembly

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noun self–as·sem·bly \-ə-ˈsem-blē\

Definition of self–assembly

  1. :  the process by which a complex macromolecule (such as collagen) or a supramolecular system (such as a virus) spontaneously assembles itself from its components

self–assemble

play \-ə-ˈsem-bəl\ intransitive verb

First Known Use of self–assembly

1966


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self–assembly

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noun self–as·sem·bly \-ə-ˈsem-blē\

Medical Definition of self–assembly

plural

self–assemblies

  1. :  the process by which a complex macromolecule (as collagen) or a supramolecular system (as a virus) spontaneously assembles itself from its components

self–assemble

\-bəl\play intransitive verb

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