nutritionist's calorie

Definitions of nutritionist's calorie

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

Calorie, kilocalorie, kilogram calorie, large calorie
Type of:
energy unit, heat unit, work unit
a unit of measurement for work

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