- of or derived from a ketone.
Origin of keto
First recorded in 1910–15; independent use of keto-
- a combining form representing ketone in compound words: ketolysis.
Also especially before a vowel, ket-.
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before a vowel ket-
- indicating that a chemical compound is a ketone or is derived from a ketoneketose; ketoxime
- Ketone; ketone group:ketosis.
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