ca·lor·ic (kə-lôrĭk, -lŏr-)
1. Of or relating to heat: the caloric effect of sunlight.
2. Of or relating to calories: the caloric content of foods.
A hypothetically indestructible, uncreatable, highly elastic, self-repellent, all-pervading fluid formerly thought responsible for the production, possession, and transfer of heat.
[French calorique, from Latin calor, heat; see kelə-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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