decalescence

noun

de·​ca·​les·​cence
ˌdēkəˈlesᵊn(t)s,
ˌdek-
plural -s
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Decalescence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/decalescence. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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