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kilocalorie

[kil´o-kal″o-re]
a unit of heat equal to 1000 calories; symbol kcal.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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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(kĭl′ə-kăl′ə-rē)
n. Abbr. kcal

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
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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