Definition of autophagous in English:

autophagous

adjective

Biology
  • See autophagy

    • ‘He helped highlight the importance of autophagous processes in embryo development through mouse models.’
    • ‘Plants are apparently autophagous all day long.’
    • ‘Guan and colleagues say it inhibits some non-autophagy enzymes, but activates autophagous ones.’
    • ‘Note the fragments within the chloroplast and the autophagous vacuoles containing dark material.’
    • ‘These cells contained many lysosomal and autophagous bodies and damaged mitochondria.’

Pronunciation

autophagous

/ɔːˈtɒfəɡəs/