noun de·ca·les·cence \ˌdēkəˈlesən(t)s, ˌdek-\

Definition of decalescence



  1. :  the decrease in temperature when the rate of heat absorption during transformation exceeds the rate of heat input while heating metal through a transformation range — compare recalescence

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Origin and Etymology of decalescence

International Scientific Vocabulary de- + -calescence (as in recalescence)

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