self-assembly

noun
self-as·​sem·​bly | \ ˌself-ə-ˈsem-blē How to pronounce self-assembly (audio) \

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 How to pronounce self-assembly (audio) \ intransitive verb

First Known Use of self-assembly

1946, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-assembly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-assembly. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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self-assembly

noun
self-as·​sem·​bly | \ -ə-ˈsem-blē How to pronounce self-assembly (audio) \
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 How to pronounce self-assembly (audio) \ intransitive verb

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