from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

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  • n. catalysis of a reaction by one of its products

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. catalysis in which the catalyst is one of the products of the reaction


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