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ketose

[kee-tohs]
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noun Biochemistry.
  1. a monosaccharide that contains a ketone group.
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Origin of ketose

First recorded in 1900–05; ket- + -ose2

ketosis

[ki-toh-sis]
noun Pathology.
  1. the accumulation of excessive ketones in the body, as in diabetic acidosis.
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Origin of ketosis

First recorded in 1915–20; ket- + -osis
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  • They also lay stress upon the superior stability of the nitrates of the anhydrides, especially of the ketoses.

    Researches on Cellulose

    C. F. Cross


British Dictionary definitions for ketoses

ketose

noun
  1. any monosaccharide that contains a ketone group
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ketosis

noun
  1. pathol a high concentration of ketone bodies in the bloodAlso called: acetonaemia
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Word Origin and History for ketoses

ketosis

n.

1900, from keto-, comb. form of ketone, + -osis.

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ketoses in Medicine

ketose

(kētōs′)
n.
  1. Any of various carbohydrates containing a ketone group.
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ketosis

(kē-tōsĭs)
n. pl. ke•to•ses (-sēz)
  1. A pathological increase in the production of ketone bodies, as in uncontrolled diabetes mellitus.
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ketoses in Science

ketose

[kētōs′]
  1. Any of a class of simple sugars (monosaccharides) containing a ketone group. Fructose is a ketose. Compare aldose.
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