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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Digestion by the gastric juice of portions of the raucous membrane of the stomach which have lost their vitality. See autolysis.

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  • noun biology The digestion of tissue by enzymes produced by the organism itself.

Etymologies

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auto- +‎ digestion.

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