keto

adjective
ke·​to | \ ˈkē-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce keto (audio) \

Definition of keto

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : of or relating to a ketone also : containing the characteristic chemical group of a ketone consisting of a carbonyl attached to two carbon atoms keto acids
2 : ketogenic sense 2 Since keto dieting is restrictive it's a good idea to consult with your doctor before starting.— Ted Kallmyer

keto

noun

Definition of keto (Entry 2 of 3)

: a ketogenic diet Salad is great for keto, but the dressing might not be. When in doubt, skip it.— John Nicholson Keto is a diet trend that cuts out carbohydrates and sugars to stop the blood sugar from spiking and have the body enter a state of ketosis, a process in which body burns fat for energy because it does not have enough carbohydrates to burn.— Dan Boudreaux

Definition of keto- (Entry 3 of 3)

: ketone : ketone body ketosis

Examples of keto in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective So, are non-keto dieters missing out on the next big thing? Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, 1 Oct. 2020 But there are ways for those who follow vegan, gluten-free or keto diets to make it through with substitutes, home cooking and a lot of patience. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, 28 Mar. 2020 Perhaps the parents in those keto baby groups are onto something. Christina Oehler, Health.com, 20 Aug. 2019 Mummy Dogs These adorable pigs in a blanket from Step Away From The Carbs are perfect for keto dieters AND their kids. Christina Oehler, Health.com, 7 Oct. 2019 Those compounds are what cause keto breath: a metallic-tasting, somewhat stinky side effect. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, 2 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of keto

Adjective

1891, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1994, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for keto

Adjective

(sense 1) from construing of keto- as an adjective; (sense 2) by shortening

Noun

by shortening

Combining form

ket(one) + -o-

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“Keto.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/keto. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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keto

adjective
ke·​to | \ ˈkēt-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce keto (audio) \

Medical Definition of keto

: of or relating to a ketone also : containing a ketone group

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