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Learn Calorie definition in microbiology with explanation to study “What is Calorie”. Study calorie explanation with microbiology terms to review microbiology course for online degree programs.

Calorie Definition:

  • A calorie (cal) is the amount of heat energy needed to raise 1 gram of water from 14.5 to 15.5?C.

    Prescott's Microbiology 9th Edition by Joanne Willey, Linda Sherwood, Christopher J. Woolverton



Calorie Explanation:

Calorie is a unit to measure energy. The gram calorie or the small calorie, denoted as Cal, is the quantity of heat energy that is needed to temperature of water by one degree Celsius, or one kelvin, of one gram of water.

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