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English

Noun

Singular
kilocalorie

Plural
kilocalories

kilocalorie (plural kilocalories)

  1. a non-SI unit of energy equal to 1,000 calories, used (now rare) in chemistry or physics; equal to 1 calorie or Calorie as used in nutrition. Symbol kcal.

Usage notes

This prefix kilo- is generally applied to the small calorie, and not to the large calorie used in nutrition, to avoid confusion because 1,000 food calories would be 1,000,000 small calories.


Italian

Noun

kilocalorie f.

  1. Plural form of kilocaloria.

Simple English

Redirecting to Calorie


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