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kilogram calorie

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kilogram calorie

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(Units) another name for Calorie
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Noun1.kilogram calorie - 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
energy unit, heat unit, work unit - a unit of measurement for work
gram calorie, small calorie, calorie - unit of heat defined as the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 degree centigrade at atmospheric pressure
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The large calorie, kilogram calorie, dietary calorie, or food calorie approximates the energy needed to increase the temperature of 1 kilogram of water by 1 degC.