Definition of self-assemble in US English:

self-assemble

verb

[no object]Biology
  • 1(of a ribosome, virus, or other body) form spontaneously in a medium containing the appropriate components.

    ‘in water, the molecules self-assemble into soluble particles’
    ‘the hybrid virus self-assembles’
    1. 1.1British Construct an object, especially a piece of furniture, from materials sold in kit form.
      ‘we offer a factory assembly service for customers not wishing to self-assemble’
      with object ‘I self-assembled the shed following the instructions’

Pronunciation

self-assemble

/ˌsɛlfəˈsɛmb(ə)l//ˌselfəˈsemb(ə)l/