[ kee-toh ]
/ ˈki toʊ /

adjective Chemistry.

of or derived from a ketone.

Origin of keto

First recorded in 1910–15; independent use of keto-

Definition for keto (2 of 2)


a combining form representing ketone in compound words: ketolysis.
Also especially before a vowel, ket-. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for keto


before a vowel ket-

combining form

indicating that a chemical compound is a ketone or is derived from a ketoneketose; ketoxime
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Medicine definitions for keto



Ketone; ketone group:ketosis.
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