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autophagy

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EtymologyEdit

auto- +‎ -phagy

NounEdit

autophagy (uncountable)

  1. (biology) The process of self-digestion by a cell through the action of enzymes originating within the same cell. Often a defensive and/or self-preservation measure.
  2. (biology) A type of programmed cell death accomplished through self-digestion
  3. (rare) Self-consumption; the act of eating oneself.

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