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small calorie

[′smȯl ′kal·ə·rē]
(thermodynamics)
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calorie

The heat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water 1°C; now called a small calorie. A large calorie is equal to 1000 small calories, i.e. a kilocalorie.
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