kilocalorie definition

  • noun:
    • See fat.
    • a non-SI product of power corresponding to 1,000 calories, utilized (today unusual) in chemistry or physics; equal to 1 fat or Calorie as found in nutrition. Representation kcal.
    • a unit of temperature corresponding to the quantity of heat needed to raise the heat of just one kilogram of water by one degree at one environment stress; used by nutritionists to characterize the energy-producing potential in food

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