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autodigestion

(ô′tō-dī-jĕschən, -dĭ-)
n.
  1. autolysis
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Historical Examples

  • A m/200 HCl solution gives marked acceleration of the autodigestion of the liver.

    The Organism as a Whole

    Jacques Loeb

  • This would explain why autodigestion takes place after oxidations cease.

  • It is of interest to look for more examples of autodigestion accompanying phenomena of regeneration.