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kilocalorie

[kil-uh-kal-uh-ree]
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noun Thermodynamics.
  1. one thousand small calories. Abbreviation: kcalAlso called Calorie, kilogram calorie, large calorie.Compare calorie(def 1a).
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Origin of kilocalorie

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

kilocalorie

noun
  1. another name for Calorie
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kilocalorie in Medicine

kilocalorie

(kĭlə-kăl′ə-rē)
kilocalorie in Science

kilocalorie

[kĭlə-kăl′ə-rē]
  1. See calorie.
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