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autocatalysis


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Autocatalysis  \Au`to*ca*tal"y*sis\,  n.  [Auto-  +  catalysis.] 
  (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  --  {Au`to*cat`a*lyt"ic}, 
  a. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  autocatalysis 
  n  :  catalysis  in  which  the  catalyst  is  one  of  the  products  of 
  the  reaction 




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