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allelocatalysis

Pronunciation: ă-lē′lō-kă-tal′i-sis

Definition: Self-stimulation of growth in a bacterial culture by addition of similar cells.

[G. allēlōn, mutually, reciprocally, + catalytikos, able to dissolve]

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