Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Catalysis of a chemical reaction by one of the products of the reaction.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In physical chemistry, the catalytic action of a complex substance upon itself, in which one of its functions accelerates the velocity of reaction of another function.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) Self-catalysis; catalysis of a substance by one of its own products, as of silver oxide by the silver formed by reduction of a small portion of it.

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  • noun chemistry catalysis of a reaction by one of its products

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun catalysis in which the catalyst is one of the products of the reaction

Etymologies

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auto- +‎ catalysis

Examples

  • In its broadest sense a living unit or entity is one that can direct chemical changes by catalysis, and at the same time reproduce itself by autocatalysis, that is, by directing the formation of units like itself from other, and usually simpler chemical substances.

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  • In its broadest sense a living unit or entity is one that can direct chemical changes by catalysis, and at the same time reproduce itself by autocatalysis, that is, by directing the formation of units like itself from other, and usually simpler chemical substances.

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • In its broadest sense a living unit or entity is one that can direct chemical changes by catalysis, and at the same time reproduce itself by autocatalysis, that is, by directing the formation of units like itself from other, and usually simpler chemical substances.

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • In its broadest sense a living unit or entity is one that can direct chemical changes by catalysis, and at the same time reproduce itself by autocatalysis, that is, by directing the formation of units like itself from other, and usually simpler chemical substances.

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • In its broadest sense a living unit or entity is one that can direct chemical changes by catalysis, and at the same time reproduce itself by autocatalysis, that is, by directing the formation of units like itself from other, and usually simpler chemical substances.

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • In its broadest sense a living unit or entity is one that can direct chemical changes by catalysis, and at the same time reproduce itself by autocatalysis, that is, by directing the formation of units like itself from other, and usually simpler chemical substances.

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • In its broadest sense a living unit or entity is one that can direct chemical changes by catalysis, and at the same time reproduce itself by autocatalysis, that is, by directing the formation of units like itself from other, and usually simpler chemical substances.

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • In its broadest sense a living unit or entity is one that can direct chemical changes by catalysis, and at the same time reproduce itself by autocatalysis, that is, by directing the formation of units like itself from other, and usually simpler chemical substances.

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • '' '' 'and at the same time reproduce itself by autocatalysis, that is, by directing the formation of units

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  • Zachriel: With autocatalysis, there is no distinction between the 'hardware' and the 'software'.

    Abusing Science

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