[ aw-toh-kuh-tal-uh-sis ]
/ ˌɔ toʊ kəˈtæl ə sɪs /
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noun, plural au·to·ca·tal·y·ses [aw-toh-kuh-tal-uh-seez]. /ˌɔ toʊ kəˈtæl əˌsiz/. Chemistry, Biochemistry.
catalysis caused by a catalytic agent formed during a reaction.
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OTHER WORDS FROM autocatalysisau·to·cat·a·lyt·ic [aw-toh-kat-l-it-ik], /ˌɔ toʊˌkæt lˈɪt ɪk/, adjectiveau·to·cat·a·lyt·i·cal·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.Pariah Planet|Murray Leinster
British Dictionary definitions for autocatalysis
/ (ˌɔːtəʊkəˈtælɪsɪs) /
noun plural -ses (-ˌsiːz)
the catalysis of a reaction in which the catalyst is one of the products of the reaction
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Medical definitions for autocatalysis
[ ô′tō-kə-tăl′ĭ-sĭs ]
Catalysis of a chemical reaction by one of the products of the reaction.
Other words from autocatalysisau′to•cat′a•lyt′ic (-kăt′l-ĭt′ĭk) adj.
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