decalescence


decalescence
decalescent, adj.
/dee'keuh les"euhns/, n. Metall.
absorption of heat without a corresponding increase in temperature when a metal has been heated to a critical point.
[1890-95; < L decalesc(ent-) (s. of decalescens) becoming warm (see DE-, CALESCENT) + -ENCE]

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