Word of the day

Autophagy – consumption of the body’s own tissue as a metabolic process occurring in starvation and certain diseases; process of self-digestion by a cell through the action of enzymes originating within the same cell; destruction of damaged or redundant cellular components occurring in vacuoles within the cell; controlled digestion of damaged organelles within a cell; the eating of one’s own body; the nutrition of the body by its own tissues, as in dieting.

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