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rare Electricity= "self-induction". Now rare.
2Pharmacology Medicine Biology
Biology and Medicine. The induction of something by itself or without external stimuli. In later use: (Pharmacology) the induction by a substance (especially a drug) of enzymes responsible for its own degradation.
Late 19th century. From auto- + induction, perhaps after French auto-induction.
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