Autophagy definitions

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The process of self-digestion by a cell through the action of enzymes originating within the same cell.
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The process of self-digestion by a cell through the action of enzymes originating within the same cell.
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(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.
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(biology) A type of programmed cell death accomplished through self-digestion.
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(rare) Self-consumption; the act of eating oneself.
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Origin of autophagy

auto- +"Ž -phagy