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small cal·o·rie (cal, c),

the quantity of energy required to raise the temperature of 1 g of water 1°C, or from 14.5-15.5°C in the case of normal or standard calorie.
Synonym(s): gram calorie

gram calorie

See calorie.

small cal·o·rie

(cal, c) (smawl kal'ŏr-ē)
The quantity of energy required to raise the temperature of 1 g of water from 14.5-15.5°C.
Synonym(s): gram calorie.

calorie

(kal'o-re) [L. calor, heat]
A unit of heat. A calorie may be equated to work or to other units of heat measurement. Small calories are converted to joules by multiplying by 4.1855.

gram calorie

Small calorie.

kilogram calorie

Large calorie; one thousand calories.

large calorie

Abbreviation: C, Cal, or kcal
The amount of heat needed to change the temperature of 1 kg of water from 14.5°C to 15.5°C. It is commonly used in metabolic studies and in reference to human nutrition. It is always capitalized to distinguish it from a small calorie.
Synonym: kilogram calorie; kilocalorie

small calorie

Abbreviation: c, cal
The amount of heat needed to change the temperature of 1 g of water 1°C. Synonym: gram calorie