kilocalorie

[kil-uh-kal-uh-ree]

noun Thermodynamics.

one thousand small calories. Abbreviation: kcalAlso called Calorie, kilogram calorie, large calorie.Compare calorie(def 1a).

Origin of kilocalorie

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

kilocalorie

noun

another name for Calorie
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kilocalorie in Medicine

kilocalorie

[kĭlə-kăl′ə-rē]

n.

calorie
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kilocalorie in Science

kilocalorie

[kĭlə-kăl′ə-rē]

See calorie.
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