ketogenic

adjective
ke·​to·​gen·​ic | \ ˌkē-tō-ˈje-nik How to pronounce ketogenic (audio) \

Definition of ketogenic

1 : producing or involved in the formation of ketone bodies ketogenic amino acids also : marked by the presence of ketone bodies a ketogenic state
2 : of, relating to, or caused by a ketogenic diet ketogenic weight loss ketogenic meals

First Known Use of ketogenic

1910, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for ketogenic

keto- + -genic, probably after German ketogen

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“Ketogenic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ketogenic. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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