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.
Origin of autocatalysis
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He demonstrated the processes of synthesis and autocatalysis that enabled such small samples to be multiplied indefinitely.Pariah Planet
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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Catalysis of a chemical reaction by one of the products of the reaction.
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