Autocatalysis



catalysis caused by a catalytic agent formed during a reaction.
Historical Examples

He demonstrated the processes of synthesis and autocatalysis that enabled such small samples to be multiplied indefinitely.
Pariah Planet Murray Leinster

noun (pl) -ses (-ˌsiːz)
the catalysis of a reaction in which the catalyst is one of the products of the reaction

autocatalysis au·to·ca·tal·y·sis (ô’tō-kə-tāl’ĭ-sĭs)
n.
Catalysis of a chemical reaction by one of the products of the reaction.
au’to·cat’a·lyt’ic (-kāt’l-ĭt’ĭk) adj.

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