autophagy - definition and synonyms

noun biology
  1. 1
    the capacity of cells to destroy and repair themselves

    One of the key roles of autophagy is regulating how your cells degrade.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 03/10/2016
  2. 2
    the way in which the body consumes its own tissue when starving or in certain diseasesSubmitted from United Kingdom on 03/10/2016