Definition of recalescence in US English:

recalescence

noun

Metallurgy
  • A temporary rise in temperature during cooling of a metal, caused by a change in crystal structure.

    • ‘Kelton suspected that the first recalescence signaled the formation of the alloy's metastable icosahedral phase, followed five seconds later by the formation of the C14 Laves phase.’
    • ‘I showed that recalescence and the disappearance of magnetisability in iron and steel occurred at about the same temperature.’
    • ‘The recalescence point is lower than the decalescence point by anywhere from 85 to 215 degrees F.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from re- ‘again’ + Latin calescere ‘grow hot’ + -ence.

Pronunciation

recalescence

/ˌrikəˈlɛsəns//ˌrēkəˈlesəns/