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kilocalorie

 [kil´o-kal″o-re]
a unit of heat equal to 1000 calories; symbol kcal.

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.

kilocalorie

/kilo·cal·o·rie/ (kil´o-kal″o-re) a unit of heat equal to 1000 calories. Abbreviated kcal.

kilocalorie

(kĭl′ə-kăl′ə-rē)
n. Abbr. kcal

kilocalorie (kcal)

[-kəl′ərē]
Etymology: Gk, chilioi, thousand; L, calor, heat
a unit of heat equal to 1000 small calories or 4186 joules. Also called large calorie.

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

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.

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.

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.

kilocalorie,

n 1000 calories, a unit of measure of the energy value in foodstuffs.

kilocalorie

a unit of heat equal to 1000 calories; symbol kcal or Cal.
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