self-assembly
noun Date: 1966 the process by which a complex macromolecule (as collagen) or a supramolecular system (as a virus) spontaneously assembles itself from its components • self-assemble intransitive verb

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  • self-assembly — n., pl. self assemblies. * * * …   Universalium

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