autolyze


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au·to·lyze

(aw'tō-līz),
To undergo autolysis.
Synonym(s): autolyse

autolyze

(ô′tl-īz′)
v. auto·lyzed, auto·lyzing, auto·lyzes
v.tr.
To cause to undergo autolysis.
v.intr.
To undergo autolysis.
References in periodicals archive ?
Heavy, older yeast lees like to autolyze on storage, often releasing H2S and other problems into the wine.
When the extracts are made, the proteolytic enzymes in the yeast cells are allowed to autolyze the yeast to the fullest extent, so all the proteins in the cells are dissolved.