auto-, aut-

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

chemolithoautotroph (s) (noun), chemolithoautotrophs (pl)
Bacteria that utilize the oxidation of inorganic compounds; such as, hydrogen sulfide or ferrous iron as an energy source.
dermatoautoplasty
The grafting of skin from one part of the patient's own body to another.
dysautonomia (s) (noun), dysautonomias (pl)
The lack of a proper function of the involuntary nervous system: "Those who have dysautonomia are usually afflicted with a rare hereditary disease involving the body's improper regulation of the heart, intestines, metabolism, and/or glands; any of which can hinder proper digestion, perspiration, the modulation of blood pressure, etc."

"Additional negative results of dysautonomia can be mental retardation, lack of normal motor coordination, vomiting, frequent infections, convulsions, etc."

electronic autopilot
An arrangement of gyroscopes, electronic amplifiers, and servomotors for detecting deviations in the flight of an aircraft, and applying the required corrections directly to its control cables.
electronic data processing, EDP; automatic data processing, data processing, information processing
1. Automatic data processing by electronic means without the use of tabulating cards or punched tapes.
2. The processing data by using equipment which is predominantly electronic in nature; such as, an electronic digital computer in recording, classifying, summarizing, and manipulating data.
3. The use of electronic memories to store, to up-date, and to read information automatically, and using that information in accounting, filing, etc.; including any computerized information system and the equipment used in that system.
4. Any data processing that is done primarily on electronic equipment.

It usually refers to data which is performed and processed on digital computers.

histoautoradiography
The process or technique of producing autoradiographs from histologic sections of tissue.

An autoradiograph is an image recorded on a photographic film or plate produced by the radiation emitted from a specimen; such as, a section of tissue, that has been treated or injected with a radioactively labeled isotope or which has absorbed or ingested such an isotope. Also called radioautograph.

logophag, autologophag
One who “eats” his, or her, own words.
panautonomic (adjective), more panautonomic, most panautonomic
1. A reference to or affecting the entire autonomic or the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system.
2. Relating to the self-controlling or functionally independence of the entire autonomic nervous system.
parautochthonous
Intermediate in character between autochthonous (native to the soil, aboriginal, indigenous) and allochthonous (organic deposits and rock formations).
phonautograph
1. An apparatus for automatically recording the vibrations of sound, including the voice, by means of a membrane set in vibration by the sound-waves, and having a point attached which makes a tracing upon a revolving cylinder.
2. An instrument where by a sound can be made to produce a visible record of itself.
photoautotroph, photoautotrophy
1. An organism that derives its energy exclusively from light and uses it to synthesize food.
2. Requiring only inorganic compounds for growth with carbon dioxide as the sole source of carbon (autotrophic) and deriving energy from photosynthesis; said of algae and certain photosynthetic bacteria.
photoautotrophic
Pertaining to an organism that produces its own food using inorganic materials and photosynthesis; such as, most plants.
photolithoautotroph
Plants and other organisms that use photosynthesis as a source of nutrition.
polyautography
An early name for lithography as applied to the production of numerous copies of autographs or original drawings.
pseudautochiria
A murder that is disguised as a suicide.

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-.