Autopoiesis (otto-poy-E-sis)

(noun) self-production or self-making. Refers to life’s fundamental process for creating and renewing itself for growth and change. Used in chemistry, systems, and sociology.


  1. June found comfort in knowing the United States history of autopoiesis and held strong to her faith that her country would make it through this troubled time.
  2. Mixing ingredients in the chemistry lab, June found some reactions that went through autopoiesis in amazing fashion.

P.S. A couple of these show autopoiesis, and they’re all pretty fun: