kilocalorie

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kil·o·cal·o·rie

 (kĭl′ə-kăl′ə-rē)
n. Abbr. kcal

kilocalorie

(ˈkɪləʊˌkælərɪ)
n
(Units) another name for Calorie

kil•o•cal•o•rie

(ˈkɪl əˌkæl ə ri)

n.
1000 small calories. Abbr.: kcal

kil·o·cal·o·rie

(kĭl′ə-kăl′ə-rē)

kilocalorie

1. (kcal or Cal) A unit of energy measurement representing the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water by 1°C. Also called the international calorie.” 1 kcal = 1000 cal. See calorie.
2. See calorie.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kilocalorie - 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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kilocalorie

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