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calorie or calory (ˈkælərɪ)
n , pl -ries
Compare Calorie cal, gram calorie, Also called: small calorie a unit of heat, equal to 4.1868 joules (International Table calorie): formerly defined as the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1°C under standard conditions. It has now largely been replaced by the joule for scientific purposes
[C19: from French, from Latin calor heat]
calory or calory
[C19: from French, from Latin calor heat]

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