1. [ noun ] (physics) 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
Synonyms: kilogram_calorie kilocalorie large_calorie nutritionist's_calorie Calorie
Related terms: work_unit nutritionist's_calorie calorie
Similar spelling:   frigorific