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au•tol•y•sis



Pronunciation: (ô-tol'u-sis), [key]
n. Biochem.
the breakdown of plant or animal tissue by the action of enzymes contained in the tissue affected; self-digestion.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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