1. kilocalorie

noun. 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.


  • large calorie
  • energy unit
  • work unit
  • heat unit
  • Calorie
  • kilogram calorie
  • small calorie
  • gram calorie
  • calorie

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Sentences with kilocalorie

1. Noun, singular or mass
A kilocalorie is the scientific term for what most of us call a calorie.