from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The amount of heat which may be furnished to the body by oxidation of any given article of diet.


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  • _ -- It should be explained that the term "calorie" is one which has been adopted as a scientific expression for the fuel-value of substances undergoing oxidation, and in this connection refers to the heat-producing capacity of foods.

    Health on the Farm A Manual of Rural Sanitation and Hygiene


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