- For the software, see Catalyst (search program)
- Do not confuse with catacryst.
A catalyst is an object that participates in a reaction but emerges from it unharmed. The term is mostly applied to still lifes, but can also be used for oscillators, spaceships, and other patterns. The still lifes and oscillators which form a conduit are examples of catalysts.
- Catalyst at the Life Lexicon