autohemorrhage n. [Gr. autos, self; haimorrhagia, a bleeding] (ARTHRO: Insecta) Voluntary exudation or ejection of nauseous or poisonous blood through a rupture of the skin as a deterrent against predators.
autoheteroploid n. [Gr. autos, self; heteros, different; aploos, onefold] A heteroploid derived from a single genome or from multiplication of its own chromosomes. see allohet-eroploid.
autoinfection n. [Gr. autos, self; L. inficere, to taint] Infection of a host by microorganisms or parasites produced within or upon the body of the same individual host.
autointoxication n. [Gr. autos, self; L. intoxicare, to poison] Poisoning of an organism from a toxic substance produced within its own body.
autokinesis n. [Gr. autos, self; kinesis, motion] Voluntary movement. see allokinesis.
autologous a. [Gr. autos, self; logos, discourse] Referring to being obtained or derived from an individual organism. see homology, heterology.
autolysis n. [Gr. autos, self; lysis, loosen] The degradation of tissues after death of a cell by the contained autogenous enzymes. autolytic a. see heterolysis.
automatism n. [Gr. automatos, self-moving] The automatic activity of tissues, organs, or organisms.
automictic meiotic parthenogenesis A normal reduction division occurs, followed by the fusion of the two nuclei so that the diploid number of chromosomes is restored; often the female pronucleus fuses with the second polar body nucleus, or two cleavage nuclei may fuse; only females are produced. see facultative meiotic parthenogenesis.
automixis n. [Gr. autos, self; mixis, mingling] Obligatory self-fertilization; egg and sperm being derived from the same individual, as opposed to amphimixis; automictic parthenogenesis.
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