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.
poisoning with toxic substances formed within the body, as during intestinal digestion. autointoxication. noun another name for autointoxication noun self-poisoning caused by absorption of toxic products originating within the body Also called autotoxaemia autointoxication au·to·in·tox·i·ca·tion (ô’tō-ĭn-tŏk’sĭ-kā’shən) n. Self-poisoning resulting from the absorption of waste products of metabolism, decomposed intestinal matter, or other toxins produced within […]