auto-, aut-

(Greek: self, same, spontaneous; directed from within)

autobrecciation
The process of rock formation in which portions of the first solidified crust of a lava flow are incorporated or mixed into the portion which is still-fluid.
autocall, automatic call origination
1. The automatic dialing of a telephone number by a computer or an automatic calling unit.
2. The automatic placing of a telephone call by a computer or a computer-controlled modem.
autocarp
A fruit formed as the result of self-fertilization.
autocarpic, autocarpy
A reference to a plant that produces fruit by self-fertilization.
autocartharsis
1. A form of psychotherapy in which patients when discussing their own problems gain an insight into their own problems gain an insight into their mental difficulties.
2. Ventilating one's thoughts and feelings as a way of discharging unpleasant reactions and keeping a diary is one such technique.
autocatalysis
Catalysis of a reaction by one of its products; also called "autoactivation".
autocatheterism
The practice of catheter insertion by the patient rather than by someone else.
autocatheterization
Catheterization of oneself, especially urinary catheterization (use or insertion of a tubular device into a duct, blood vessel, hollow organ, or body cavity for injecting or withdrawing fluids for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes).
autocephalous
1. Of a church, having its own head; independent of episcopal or patriarchal jurisdiction, as certain Greek churches are.
2. Of a bishop, subordinate to no superior church authority; self governing.
autocephaly
The state of being autocephalous or having no superior authority; being self-governing.
autocholecystoduodenostomy
Spontaneous invagination of the gallbladder into the duodenum with formation of an opening between the two organs.
autocholecystotransversecolostomy
Spontaneous invagination of the gallbladder into the transverse colon with formation of an opening between the two organs.
autochore (s) (noun), autochores (pl)
A species in which some action of the parent plant is the chief force for dissemination, e.g., the mechanical projection of seeds as the jewelweed.
autochory (s) (noun), autochories (pl)
1. Having movable spores or propagules disseminated by the action of the parent plant itself.
2. Distribution by projection by the species own processes.
autochronograph
An instrument for the instantaneous self-recording or printing of time.

Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving word units dealing with "equal, identical, same, similar": emul-; equ-, equi-; homeo-; homo-; iso-; pari-; peer; rhomb-; syn-; tauto-.