ketogenic

adjective

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

Examples of ketogenic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This drink combines collagen with MCT Oil Powder and electrolytes, providing an optimal energy boost and helping to maintain ketone levels for individuals following a ketogenic or low carb diet. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 13 July 2023 And there’s some evidence that very-low-carb diets (the ketogenic kind) are more satiating than other diets – but also a compelling but short-term study that found keto dieters eating nearly 700 calories more per day than low-fat dieters. Tamar Haspel, Washington Post, 27 Sep. 2023 By harnessing the power of exogenous ketones, this drink aims to support and enhance the ketogenic experience. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 23 July 2023 Enjoy these tasty keto waffles as part of a balanced ketogenic lifestyle for breakfast or a light snack. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 18 Mar. 2023 This handy keto pancake mix is packed with 6g ketogenic protein per serving, giving your keto diet a substantial kickstart. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 18 Mar. 2023 These tasty candies are packed with ketogenic ingredients that fuel your body and mind without taking you out of ketosis. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 18 Mar. 2023 The low ranking for the ketogenic and paleo diets is expected to generate controversy. Anahad O'Connor, Anchorage Daily News, 30 Apr. 2023 The list, published Thursday in Circulation, gave the lowest scores to the paleo and ketogenic, or keto, diets for their reliance on fats from animal sources, such as butter and full-fat dairy, while severely restricting carbohydrates. Linda Carroll, NBC News, 27 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

Etymology

keto- + -genic, probably after German ketogen

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of ketogenic was in 1910

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Cite this Entry

“Ketogenic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ketogenic. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

ketogenic

adjective
ke·​to·​gen·​ic -ˈjen-ik How to pronounce ketogenic (audio)
1
: producing or involved in the formation of ketone bodies
It is known that a high protein diet causes the production of ketone bodies derived from lipid oxidation and ketogenic amino acids.Vania Mattoso Ribeiro et al., Demetra: Food, Nutrition & Health
also : marked by the presence of ketone bodies
ketogenic states
2
: of, relating to, or caused by a ketogenic diet
ketogenic weight reduction
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