- a brightening exhibited by cooling iron as latent heat of transformation is liberated.
Origin of recalescence
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- a sudden spontaneous increase in the temperature of cooling iron resulting from an exothermic change in crystal structure occurring at a particular temperature
Word Origin for recalescence
C19: from Latin recalēscere to grow warm again, from re- + calēscere, from calēre to be hot