re·​ca·​les·​cence | \ ˌrēkəˈlesᵊn(t)s \
plural -s

Definition of recalescence

: the increase in temperature when the rate of heat liberation during transformation exceeds the rate of heat dissipation while cooling metal through a transformation range — compare decalescence

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History and Etymology for recalescence

Latin recalescere to grow warm again (from re- + calescere to grow warm, inchoative of calēre to be warm) + English -ence

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“Recalescence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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