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autophagia

[ aw-tuh-fey-juh, -jee-uh ]
/ 藢蓴 t蓹藞fe瑟 d蕭蓹, -d蕭i 蓹 /
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noun Physiology.
controlled digestion of damaged organelles within a cell.
the maintenance of bodily nutrition by the metabolic breakdown of some bodily tissues.
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Also au路toph路a路gy [aw-tof-uh-jee]. /蓴藞t蓲f 蓹 d蕭i/.

Origin of autophagia

OTHER WORDS FROM autophagia

au路to路phag路ic [aw-tuh-faj-ik], /藢蓴 t蓹藞f忙d蕭 瑟k/, adjective
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Medical definitions for autophagia

autophagia
[ 么鈥瞭蓹-f膩j蓹 ]

n.
The biting of one's own flesh.
or au鈥oph鈥鈥y (么-t艔f蓹-j膿) The segregation and disposal of damaged organelles within a cell.
or autophagy The maintenance of the nutrition of the whole body by metabolic consumption of some of the body tissues.

Other words from autophagia

au鈥瞭o鈥hagic (-f膬j沫k) adj.
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