a fear of being alone or of one’s self
auto ‘self, one’s own’
“fear of referring to oneself,” 1845 (as autophoby), from Greek autos “self” (see auto-) + -phobia “fear.” Related: Autophobic; autophobe.
Ecology. any organism that synthesizes its own food, as a photosynthetic plant. noun an autotrophic plant, such as any green plant
noun a Spanish motorway
the repair of defects with tissue from another part of the patient’s body. noun surgical repair of defects by grafting or transplanting tissue from the patient’s own body autoplasty au·to·plas·ty (ô’tō-plās’tē) n. Surgical repair or reconstruction of a body part using tissue taken from another part of the body. au’to·plas’tic adj. au’to·plas’ti·cal·ly adv.