self-limiting

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self-lim·it·ing

(sĕlf-lĭm′ĭ-tĭng)
adj.
1. Limiting oneself or itself.
2. Self-limited.

self′-lim′i·ta′tion (-tā′shən) n.

self′-lim′iting



adj.
1. limiting oneself or itself.
2. Also, self′-lim′ited. (of a disease) running a definite and limited course.
[1860–65]
self′-limita′tion, n.
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They behave exactly as you describe, by getting larger, usually self limit, then regress or fall off.
Traditional resistance heaters have the potential for a runaway heat condition if operated out of solution, but a PTC heater can self limit its maximum temperature regardless if operated in water, air, or surrounded by buildup.