noun Medicine/Medical.
  1. the production of ketone bodies in the body, as in diabetes mellitus or low-carbohydrate weight-loss diets.

Origin of ketogenesis

First recorded in 1910–15; keto- + genesis
Related formske·to·gen·ic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

ketogenesis in Medicine


  1. The formation of ketone bodies, as in diabetes mellitus.
Related formske′to•genic adj.
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