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autocatalysis

 [aw″to-kah-tal´ĭ-sis]
an increase in the rate of a chemical reaction in which a product of the reaction itself hastens or intensifies the rate.

au·to·ca·tal·y·sis

(aw'tō-kă-tal'i-sis),
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. Compare: chain reaction.
Synonym(s): autoactivation

autocatalysis

/au·to·ca·tal·y·sis/ (-kah-tal´ĭ-sis) catalysis in which a product of the reaction hastens the catalysis.

au·to·ca·tal·y·sis

(aw'tō-kă-tal'i-sis)
A reaction in which one or more of the products formed acts to catalyze the reaction; beginning slowly, the rate of such a reaction rapidly increases.
Compare: chain reaction

autocatalysis

catalysis in which a product of the reaction hastens or intensifies the catalysis.