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Noun: kilogram calorie  'ki-lu,gram 'ka-lu-ree
  1. A unit of heat equal to the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water by one degree at one atmosphere pressure; used by nutritionists to characterize the energy-producing potential in food
    - Calorie, kilocalorie, large calorie, nutritionist's calorie, kcal

Derived forms: kilogram calories

Type of: energy unit, heat unit, work unit

Encyclopedia: Kilogram calorie