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

self-assemble

play \ˌself-ə-ˈsem-bəl\ intransitive verb

First Known Use of self-assembly

1966

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self-assembly

noun self-as·sem·bly \ -ə-ˈsem-blē \

medical Definition of self-assembly

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

self-assemble

play \-bəl\ intransitive verb

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