/awt"l uyz'/, v., autolyzed, autolyzing. Biochem.
1. to cause to undergo autolysis.
2. to undergo autolysis.
Also, esp. Brit., autolyse.
[1900-05; back formation from AUTOLYSIS, on the model of ANALYZE]

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