[ awt-l-ahyz ]
/ ˈɔt lˌaɪz /
verb (used with object), au·to·lyzed, au·to·lyz·ing.
to cause to undergo autolysis.
verb (used without object), au·to·lyzed, au·to·lyz·ing.
to undergo autolysis.
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Also especially British, au·to·lyse.
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British Dictionary definitions for autolyse
/ (ˈɔːtəˌlaɪz) /
biochem to undergo or cause to undergo autolysis
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