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
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.
'' '' 'and at the same time reproduce itself by autocatalysis, that is, by directing the formation of units
Zachriel: With autocatalysis, there is no distinction between the 'hardware' and the 'software'.
What about autocatalysis associated with sequence replication?
With autocatalysis, there is no distinction between the 'hardware' and the 'software'.
Most current explanations implicate autocatalysis as the source of this asymmetry.
Self-organizing criticality and autocatalysis are among the scientific concepts that show how biological entities spontaneously self-organize in quantum-like leaps from simple cells to linked complex networks of cells, organs, plants and animals.
This might be the result of the autocatalysis of cells.
CO2 and electrons, a property designated network autocatalysis.
Software for fitting rate constants to primarily kinetic data as 1st or 2nd order kinetics or autocatalysis