auto-, aut-

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

autorrhaphy
Wound closure using strands of tissue cut from the margin of the wound.
autoschediasm
Anything that is extemporized by an individual.
autoscopy
The phenomenon of seeing one's double, usually in the form of a hazy face and upper torso that mimics one's own gestures and expressions. It may be a symptom of temporoparietal pathology.

Also called autoscopic phenomenon and autoscopic hallucination.

autosensitize (verb), autosensitizes; autosensitized; autosensitizing
To make a person's body become aware of its own cells, fluids, or tissues: After the neurosurgery on her hands, Ellen was able to autosensitize her skin by rubbing her hands up and down her arms.
autosepticemia (s) (noun), autosepticemias (pl)
1. A blood infection originating with microorganisms existing within the individual and not introduced from outside that person's body: Nancy attends the health clinic on a weekly basis to monitor her autosepticemia and to initiate treatment when necessary.
2. A sickness arising from germs within the body; also "endosepsis": The doctor was treating the autosepticemia in Zara’s blood with antibiotics.
autoserotherapy
The treatment of certain conditions, such as dermatoses, by injection of the patient’s own blood serum; also autotherapy.
autosite
The usually larger component of abnormal, unequally conjoined twins that is able to live independently and nourish the other parasitic component.
autositic
Pertaining to or of the nature of an autosite.
autosmia (s) (noun), autosmias (pl)
The awareness of or the smelling of one's own body odor.
autosomatognosis
1. The sensation that an amputated portion of the body is still present.
2. A patient's lack of awareness of a bodily defect, as in the phantom limb of an amputee.
autosomatognostic
A reference to autosomatognosis or the sensation that a person has that an amputated portion of his or her body is still present.
autosome, autosomal
A chromosome other than a sex chromosome (one that determines sex), normally occurring in pairs in somatic cells and singly in gametes in spermatozoa.
autosoterism
The belief that one can obtain salvation through oneself.
autosplenectomy
The almost complete disappearance of the spleen through progressive fibrosis and shrinkage; such as, that which may occur in sickle cell anemia.
autospray
A device used for therapeutic self-spraying.

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-.