kilocalorie

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kilocalorie

[′kil·ə‚kal·ə·rē]
(thermodynamics)
A unit of heat energy equal to 1000 calories. Abbreviated kcal. Also known as kilogram-calorie (kg-cal); large calorie (Cal).

kilocalorie

The heat required to raise 1 kilogram of water 1°C; the equivalent of 1000 small calories. Also see calorie.