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
Recent Examples of ketone from the Web
However, when carbohydrates are severely restricted, the liver converts fat into fatty acids and ketone bodies to be used as an alternative energy source in a process called ketosis.
Virta mails customers devices to record blood sugar, ketones (which indicate low insulin), and blood pressure.
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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