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ketogenesis

[ kee-toh-jen-uh-sis ]
/ ˌki toʊˈdʒɛn ə sɪs /

noun Medicine/Medical.

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

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Nearby words

keto-, keto-enol tautomerism, ketoacidosis, ketoaciduria, ketoconazole, ketogenesis, ketogenic, ketogenic diet, ketoheptose, ketohexose, ketol

Origin of ketogenesis

First recorded in 1910–15; keto- + genesis
Related formske·to·gen·ic, adjective
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Medicine definitions for ketogenesis

ketogenesis

[ kē′tō-jĕnĭ-sĭs ]

n.

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