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

the breaking down of ketones.

Origin of ketolysis

First recorded in 1935–40; keto- + -lysis
Related formske·to·lyt·ic [keet-l-it-ik] /ˌkit lˈɪt ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

ketolytic in Medicine




Relating to or causing the decomposition of ketones. Used especially of the oxidation products of glucose and similar substances.
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