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self-destruction

(sĕlf′dĭ-strŭk′shən)
n.
1. The act or process of destroying oneself or itself.
2. Suicide.
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The team incorporated the self-destruct gene into a ring-shaped DNA molecule in such a way that the gene would become active only in the presence of a certain protein found exclusively in pancreatic-tumor cells.
These mines often Fail to self-destruct, and "are usually used in great numbers, and spread over huge areas, impossible to map or mark; while active, they are indiscriminate, just like dumb mines.
In such a situation, the only reasonable solution is to send a self-destruct command.
A must see before they either make it big or self-destruct.
military began actively seeking self-destruct solutions for its fuzing in 1987.
Once inside the cell, the resistance enzyme catalyzes the release and activation of the toxin causing the cell to self-destruct.
By the early '70s, worn out by a flamboyant, peripatetic lifestyle, he began to self-destruct.
But this is a very winnable game against a Saints side in no sort of form and prone to self-destruct at the back at any moment.
Sitcom episodes will air a single time and then self-destruct.
Mark's choices today are to accept the risk that his policies may self-destruct, to start right away to pay higher annual premiums and thus reduce the actuarial risk, or to try to exchange his universal contracts for some type of whole-life insurance.
All users can instantly self-destruct their messages or set their messages to self-destruct at a predetermined time.
I have purchased all of Metallica's albums except for this yet to be released 'Hardwired To Self-Destruct.