ketolysis

[ki-tol-uh-sis]

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

the breaking down of ketones.

Nearby words

  1. ketogenic diet,
  2. ketoheptose,
  3. ketohexose,
  4. ketol,
  5. ketole,
  6. ketolytic,
  7. ketonaemia,
  8. ketone,
  9. ketone body,
  10. ketone group

Origin of ketolysis

First recorded in 1935–40; keto- + -lysis

Related formske·to·lyt·ic [keet-l-it-ik] /ˌkit lˈɪt ɪk/, adjective

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