Definition of autopoiesis in English:

autopoiesis

Pronunciation /ˌɔːtə(ʊ)pɔɪˈiːsɪs/

noun

  • The self-maintenance of an organized entity through its own internal processes; (in extended use) self-organization, self-regulation.

    Formulated as a defining characteristic of living systems.

Origin

1960s. From auto- + -poiesis.