kilogram calorie

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n kilogram calorie 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
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Usage

In literature:

But there are many exceptions, some thriving on as little as 70 calories per kilogram.
"Dietetics for Nurses" by Fairfax T. Proudfit
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