kilocalorie

Definitions of kilocalorie
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n a unit of heat equal to the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water by one degree at one atmosphere pressure; used by nutritionists to characterize the energy-producing potential in food

Synonyms:
Calorie, kilogram calorie, large calorie, nutritionist's calorie
Type of:
energy unit, heat unit, work unit
a unit of measurement for work

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