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decalescence

[dee-kuh-les-uh ns] /ˌdi kəˈlɛs əns/
noun, Metallurgy
1.
absorption of heat without a corresponding increase in temperature when a metal has been heated to a critical point.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; < Latin dēcalēsc(ent-) (stem of dēcalēscēns) becoming warm (see de-, calescent) + -ence
Related forms
decalescent, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for decalescent

decalescence

/ˌdiːkəˈlɛsəns/
noun
1.
the absorption of heat when a metal is heated through a particular temperature range, caused by a change in internal crystal structure
Derived Forms
decalescent, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from Late Latin dēcalescere to become warm, from Latin de- + calescere, from calēre to be warm
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