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autocatalysis

Pronunciation: aw′tō-kă-tal′i-sis

Definition: A reaction in which one or more of the products acts to catalyze the reaction; after beginning slowly, the rate of such a reaction rapidly increases.

Synonym(s): autoactivation

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