autophagy

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au·toph·a·gy

 (ô-tŏf′ə-jē)
n.
The process of self-digestion by a cell through the action of enzymes originating within the same cell.

autophagy

(ɔːˈtɒfədʒɪ) or

autophagia

n
the consumption of one's own tissue by biting oneself

autophagy, autophagia

Medicine. 1. the eating of one’s own body.
2. the nutrition of the body by its own tissues, as in dieting. — autophagous, adj.
See also: Food and Nutrition
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