auto catalyses

autocatalysis

[aw-toh-kuh-tal-uh-sis]
noun, plural autocatalyses [aw-toh-kuh-tal-uh-seez] . Chemistry, Biochemistry.
catalysis caused by a catalytic agent formed during a reaction.

Origin:
1890–95; auto-1 + catalysis

autocatalytic [aw-toh-kat-l-it-ik] , adjective
autocatalytically, adverb
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autocatalysis (ˌɔːtəʊkəˈtælɪsɪs)
 
n , pl -ses
the catalysis of a reaction in which the catalyst is one of the products of the reaction

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autocatalysis au·to·ca·tal·y·sis (ô'tō-kə-tāl'ĭ-sĭs)
n.
Catalysis of a chemical reaction by one of the products of the reaction.


au'to·cat'a·lyt'ic (-kāt'l-ĭt'ĭk) adj.
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