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Inflected Form: plural hys·ter·e·ses /-"sEz/
1 : the lagging of a physical effect on a body behind its cause (as behind changed forces and conditions)
2 a : the influence of the previous history or treatment of a body on its subsequent response to a given force or changed conditionhysteresis, in which the time of coagulation of heated milk is progressively greater with increase in the time interval between heating and addition of rennet —J. S. Fruton> b : the changed response of a body that results from this influence-
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