“self-deification,” 1610s, from auto- + theism. The religion of one who mistakes his own inner voices for God’s voice in him. Also used in a theological sense (1580s) for “the regarding of the second person of the Trinity as God entire.” Related: Autotheist.
The last legend of Hugo’s imagination was the Hugo legend: if theism was his faith, autotheism was his superstition.
A History of French Literature Edward Dowden
noun a device for turning a system on and off automatically at times predetermined by advance setting
Zoology. separation of a body part. self-amputation of a damaged or trapped appendage. the performance of surgery upon oneself. Historical Examples autotomy not only permits flight, but also defends the animal against the most adverse conditions. The Human Side of Animals Royal Dixon Such is the adaptive device—more reflex than reflective—which is called self-mutilation or […]
to undergo autotomy. to effect autotomy of (a part). verb to cause (a part of the body) to undergo autotomy
autotopagnosia autotopagnosia au·to·top·ag·no·si·a (ô’tō-tŏp’āg-nō’zē-ə, -zhə) n. The inability to recognize or correctly orient the parts of one’s own body.