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keto

[kee-toh]
adjective Chemistry.
  1. of or derived from a ketone.
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Origin of keto

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

keto-

  1. a combining form representing ketone in compound words: ketolysis.
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Also especially before a vowel, ket-.
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British Dictionary definitions for keto

keto-

before a vowel ket-

combining form
  1. indicating that a chemical compound is a ketone or is derived from a ketoneketose; ketoxime
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keto in Medicine

keto-

pref.
  1. Ketone; ketone group:ketosis.
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