[ kee-toh-jen-uh-sis ]

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

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Origin of ketogenesis

First recorded in 1910–15; keto- + genesis

Other words from ketogenesis

  • ke·to·gen·ic, adjective

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