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kilocalorie

[ kil-uh-kal-uh-ree ]
/ ˈkɪl əˌkæl ə ri /
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noun Thermodynamics.
one thousand small calories. Abbreviation: kcal
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Also called Calorie, kilogram calorie, large calorie .

Origin of kilocalorie

First recorded in 1890–95; kilo- + calorie
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British Dictionary definitions for kilocalorie

kilocalorie
/ (ˈkɪləʊˌkælərɪ) /

noun
another name for Calorie
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Scientific definitions for kilocalorie

kilocalorie
[ kĭlə-kăl′ə-rē ]

See calorie.
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