Meaning of kilocalorie

kil•o•cal•o•rie

Pronunciation: (kil'u-kal"u-rē), [key]
— n. Thermodynam.
  1. one thousand small calories. Abbr.: kcal&hasp; Also calledCf. calorie (def. 1a).
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