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Becoming alkaline; slightly alkaline.

al′ka·les′cence, al′ka·les′cen·cy n.
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the tendency to develop alkaline qualities
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In contrast, mutated C23O from Pseudomonas strain became more alkalescency stable compared with the wild-type enzyme and retained 75% of the maximal enzyme activity even under pH 9.5 [37].
Phosphorus recovery on the condition of alkalescency not only decreased the significant competition between carbonate and calcium, but also decreased the cost of chemical treatment and increased the effective phosphorus composition of the final products [4].