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ketolysis

[ ki-tol-uh-sis ]
/ kɪˈtɒl ə sɪs /
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noun, plural ke·tol·y·ses [ki-tol-uh-seez]. /kɪˈtɒl əˌsiz/. Chemistry.

the breaking down of ketones.

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Origin of ketolysis

First recorded in 1935–40; keto- + -lysis
ke·to·lyt·ic [keet-l-it-ik], /ˌkit lˈɪt ɪk/, adjective
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