Definition of autoactivation in English:

autoactivation

noun

Biology Biochemistry
  • The activation of something (especially an enzyme, a gene, etc.) or initiation of a process (e.g. the germination of a spore) without an external stimulus; automatic activation; self-activation.

Origin

Early 20th century. From auto- + activation, originally after German Autoactivirung. Compare French autoactivation, and also German Selbstaktivierung.

Pronunciation

autoactivation

/ˌɔːtəʊaktɪˈveɪʃn/