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kilocalorie

 [kil´o-kal″o-re]
a unit of heat equal to 1000 calories; symbol kcal.
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large cal·o·rie (Cal, C),

the quantity of energy required to raise the temperature of 1 kg of water 1°C (more precisely from 14.5-15.5°C); it is 1000 times the value of the small calorie; used in measurements of the heat production of chemical reactions, including those involved in biology.
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kilocalorie

(kĭl′ə-kăl′ə-rē)
n. Abbr. kcal
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kilocalorie

Big calorie, Calorie A unit of heat equal to 1000 calories–the heat required to raise the temperature of 1 kg of H2O 1ºC
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kil·o·cal·o·rie

(kcal) (kil'ō-kal'ŏr-ē)
The quantity of energy required to raise the temperature of 1 kg of water from 14.5-15.5°C; it is 1000 times the value of the small calorie.
Synonym(s): kilogram calorie, large calorie.
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kilocalorie

The amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of a kilogram of water by 1 C. This has been the standard nutritional unit of energy for years, but is now being replaced by the kilojoule. 1 Kcal = 4.187 KJ. See JOULE.
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kil·o·cal·o·rie

(kcal) (kil'ō-kal'ŏr-ē)
The quantity of energy required to raise the temperature of 1 kg of water from 14.5-15.5°C.
Synonym(s): kilogram calorie, large calorie.
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