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- (biology) The process of self-digestion by a cell through the action of enzymes originating within the same cell. Often a defensive and/or self-preservation measure.
- (biology) A type of programmed cell death accomplished through self-digestion
- (rare) Self-consumption; the act of eating oneself.
- (self-consumption): autocannibalism
- (programmed cell death): apoptosis