hypocaloric

adjective
hy·​po·​ca·​lor·​ic | \ -kə-ˈlȯr-ik, -ˈlōr-, -ˈlär-; -ˈkal-ə-rik How to pronounce hypocaloric (audio) \

Medical Definition of hypocaloric

: characterized by a low number of dietary calories hypocaloric diets, usually 1,000–1,200 kcal/day— Julie L. Sharpless

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“Hypocaloric.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hypocaloric. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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