Definition of ketone
: any of a class of organic compounds (such as acetone) characterized by a carbonyl group attached to two carbon atoms
ketonicplay \kē-ˈtä-nik\ adjective
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If the scientists are successful, small rations of the ketone cuisine could boost a soldier’s stamina, and maybe even keep him nourished for days at a time….
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Origin and Etymology of ketone
German Keton, alteration of Aceton acetone
First Known Use: 1851See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of ketone
: an organic compound (as acetone) with a carbonyl group attached to two carbon atoms
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