autophagy

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autophagy

 [aw-tof´ah-je]
lysosomal digestion of a cell's own cytoplasmic material.
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au·toph·a·gy

(aw-tof'ă-jē),
Segregation and disposal of damaged organelles within a cell.
Synonym(s): autophagia (3)
[auto- + G. phagō, to eat]
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autophagy

(ô-tŏf′ə-jē)
n.
The process of self-digestion by a cell through the action of enzymes originating within the same cell.
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autophagy

The catabolism of the cell by its own enzymes due to the unleashing of the lysosome’s digestive machinery.
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au·toph·a·gy

(aw-tof'ă-jē)
Segregation and disposal of damaged organelles within a cell.
Synonym(s): autophagia (3) .
[auto- + G. phagō, to eat]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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