self-assembly

noun
self-as·sem·bly | \ ˌself-ə-ˈsem-blē \

Definition of self-assembly 

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

Other words from self-assembly

self-assemble \ˌself-ə-ˈsem-bəl \ intransitive verb

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1946, in the meaning defined above

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self-assembly

noun
self-as·sem·bly | \ -ə-ˈsem-blē \
plural self-assemblies

Medical Definition of self-assembly 

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

Other words from self-assembly

self-assemble \-bəl \ intransitive verb

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