energy expenditure

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Related to energy expenditure: Basal energy expenditure, Total Energy Expenditure


(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.


A unit of heat content or energy. The amount of heat necessary to raise 1 g of water from 14.5-15.5°C (small calorie). Calorie is being replaced by joule, the SI unit equal to 0.239 calorie.
See also: British thermal unit
[L. calor, heat]
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