autolyze

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Etymology[edit]

From auto- +‎ lyze.

Verb[edit]

autolyze (third-person singular simple present autolyzes, present participle autolyzing, simple past and past participle autolyzed)

  1. (biology, said of a cell) To destroy itself: to be destroyed by its own enzymes.

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