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autocatalysis

[ aw-toh-kuh-tal-uh-sis ]
/ 藢蓴 to蕣 k蓹藞t忙l 蓹 s瑟s /
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noun, plural au路to路ca路tal路y路ses [aw-toh-kuh-tal-uh-seez]. /藢蓴 to蕣 k蓹藞t忙l 蓹藢siz/. Chemistry, Biochemistry.
catalysis caused by a catalytic agent formed during a reaction.
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Origin of autocatalysis

First recorded in 1890鈥95; auto-1 + catalysis

OTHER WORDS FROM autocatalysis

au路to路cat路a路lyt路ic [aw-toh-kat-l-it-ik], /藢蓴 to蕣藢k忙t l藞瑟t 瑟k/, adjectiveau路to路cat路a路lyt路i路cal路ly, adverb
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How to use autocatalysis in a sentence

  • He demonstrated the processes of synthesis and autocatalysis that enabled such small samples to be multiplied indefinitely.

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British Dictionary definitions for autocatalysis

autocatalysis
/ (藢蓴藧t蓹蕣k蓹藞t忙l瑟s瑟s) /

noun plural -ses (-藢si藧z)
the catalysis of a reaction in which the catalyst is one of the products of the reaction
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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