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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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kilogram calorie

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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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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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