verb (-lyzed; -lyzing) Etymology: back-formation from autolysis Date: 1903 intransitive verb to undergo autolysis transitive verb to subject to autolysis

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  • autolyze — [ôt′ə līz΄] vt., vi. autolyzed, autolyzing to affect with or undergo autolysis …   English World dictionary

  • autolyze — /awt l uyz /, v., autolyzed, autolyzing. Biochem. v.t. 1. to cause to undergo autolysis. v.i. 2. to undergo autolysis. Also, esp. Brit., autolyse. [1900 05; back formation from AUTOLYSIS, on the model of ANALYZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • autolyze — verb To destroy itself: to be destroyed by its own enzymes …   Wiktionary

  • autolyze — To undergo autolysis. SYN: autolyse. * * * au·to·lyze or Brit au·to·lyse ȯt əl .īz vb, lyzed or Brit lysed; lyz·ing or Brit lys·ing vi to undergo autolysis vt to subject to autolysis * * * au·to·lyze (awґto līz) to undergo or to cause to… …   Medical dictionary

  • autolyze — v. cause autolysis; undergo autolysis (breakdown of tissues as a result of the activity of enzymes contained within it) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • autolyze — au·to·lyze …   English syllables

  • autolyze — au•to•lyze [[t]ˈɔt lˌaɪz[/t]] v. lyzed, lyz•ing 1) biochem. to cause to undergo autolysis 2) biochem. to undergo autolysis • Etymology: 1900–05; back formation from autolysis, on the model of analyze …   From formal English to slang

  • autolyze — ˈȯd.əlˌīz verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: from New Latin autolysis, after such pairs as Medieval Latin analysis: English analyze intransitive verb : to undergo autolysis transitive verb …   Useful english dictionary

  • autolyse — British variant of autolyze …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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