- a unit equal to the kilocalorie, used to express the heat output of an organism and the fuel or energy value of food.
- a quantity of food capable of producing such an amount of energy.
Origin of calorie
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Contemporary Examples of calorie
Nor is it calorie deprivation alone that can harm the developing fetus.How Famines Make Future Generations Fat
May 11, 2014
But drinking for every triple Lutz, American flag or smirk from Putin could cause a calorie avalanche and sick Sochi gut.6 Ways to Avoid ‘Sochi Gut’ While Watching the Olympics
Jenna A. Bell
February 12, 2014
The calorie meter—accurate or not—helps too, because it feels like an accomplishment to see that number go up.Can I Lose Weight Playing Video Games?
January 14, 2014
That means it almost certainly gives you the best information about calorie burn of any tracker.How to Find the Best Fitness Tracker for You
November 20, 2013
Hunter-gatherers and subsistence farmers work hard to obtain every calorie they eat.Is Your Chair Killing You? The Consequences of Comfort
Daniel E. Lieberman
October 14, 2013
Historical Examples of calorie
Water has been chosen as the standard, and the unit of heat is called a calorie.An Elementary Study of Chemistry
Why is it necessary to consider the calorie value of a ration?Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value
The understanding of the value of a calorie is indispensable for the comprehension of nutrition.Food in War Time
There is no apparent difference apart from the calorie amount.Dietetics for Nurses
Fairfax T. Proudfit
Now you know that a calorie is a unit of measuring heat and food.Diet and Health
Lulu Hunt Peters
noun plural -ries
Word Origin for calorie
1866, from French calorie, from Latin calor (genitive caloris) "heat," from PIE *kle-os-, suffixed form of root *kele- (1) "warm" (cf. Latin calidus "warm," calere "be hot;" Sanskrit carad- "harvest," literally "hot time;" Lithuanian silti "become warm," silus "August;" Old Norse hlær, Old English hleow "warm").
In scientific use, largely replaced 1950 by the joule. As a unit of energy, defined as "heat required to raise 1 gram of water 1 degree Celsius" (the small or gram calorie), but also as "heat required to raise 1 kilogram of water 1 degree Celsius" (the large calorie or kilocalorie).