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autocatalysis definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: catalysis in which the catalyst is one of the products of the reaction

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural autocatalyses) Etymology: New Latin Date: 1891 catalysis of a reaction by one of its products autocatalytic adjective autocatalytically adverb

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Autocatalysis Au`to*ca*tal"y*sis, n. [Auto- + catalysis.] (Chem.) Self-catalysis; catalysis of a substance by one of its own products, as of silver oxide by the silver formed by reduction of a small portion of it. -- Au`to*cat`a*lyt"ic, a.




 


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