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Definition of: decalescence

(dē′kə·lesəns) noun Physics
The sudden absorption of heat by metals when the temperature passes a certain critical point, indicating internal structural changes: opposed to recalescence.
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ca·les′cent adjective
[<L decalescens, -entis, ppr. of decalescere <de- not + calescere grow hot]

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