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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See calorie.

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  • n. 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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