Meaning of autophagous in English:

autophagous

Pronunciation /ɔːˈtɒfəɡəs/

adjective

Biology

See autophagy

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