Complete Definition of "autophagy"

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

Synonyms
(programmed cell death): apoptosis
(self-consumption): autocannibalism

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