fully developed nucleate boiling

fully developed nucleate boiling

[¦fu̇l·ē di′vel·əpt ¦nük·lē‚āt ′bȯil·iŋ]
(physical chemistry)
A stage in the boiling process in which vapor bubbles from neighboring sites on the heater surface merge, and the vapor appears to leave the heater in the form of jets, so that the vapor structures resemble mushrooms with multiple stems.
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