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n. pl. au·to·ca·tal·y·ses (-sēz′)
Catalysis of a chemical reaction by one of the products of the reaction.
au′to·cat′a·lyt′ic (-kăt′l-ĭt′ĭk) adj.
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n, pl -ses (-ˌsiːz)
(Chemistry) the catalysis of a reaction in which the catalyst is one of the products of the reaction
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au•to•ca•tal•y•sis(ˌɔ toʊ kəˈtæl ə sɪs)
n., pl. -ses (-ˌsiz)
catalysis caused by a catalytic agent formed during a chemical reaction.
au`to•cat`a•lyt′ic (-ˌkæt lˈɪt ɪk) adj.
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The action as a catalyst by one of the products of a chemical reaction.
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|Noun||1.||autocatalysis - catalysis in which the catalyst is one of the products of the reaction|
catalysis, contact action - acceleration of a chemical reaction induced the presence of material that is chemically unchanged at the end of the reaction; "of the top 50 commodity chemicals, 30 are created directly by catalysis and another 6 are made from raw materials that are catalytically produced"
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