autocatalysismedical dictionary

A reaction in which one or more of the products formed acts to catalyze the reaction; beginning slowly, the rate of such a reaction rapidly increases.

Compare: chain reaction.

Synonyms: autoactivation.

(05 Mar 2000)

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