[ 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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Origin of ketogenesis

First recorded in 1910–15; keto- + genesis

OTHER WORDS FROM ketogenesis

ke·to·gen·ic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for ketogenic

/ (ˌkiːtəʊˈdʒɛnɪk) /


med forming or able to stimulate the production of ketone bodiesa ketogenic diet
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Medical definitions for ketogenic

[ kē′tō-jĕnĭ-sĭs ]


The formation of ketone bodies, as in diabetes mellitus.

Other words from ketogenesis

ke′to•genic adj.
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