- a monosaccharide that contains a ketone group.
Origin of ketose
- the accumulation of excessive ketones in the body, as in diabetic acidosis.
Origin of ketosis
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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
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- any monosaccharide that contains a ketone group
- pathol a high concentration of ketone bodies in the bloodAlso called: acetonaemia
Word Origin and History for ketoses
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Any of various carbohydrates containing a ketone group.
- A pathological increase in the production of ketone bodies, as in uncontrolled diabetes mellitus.
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- Any of a class of simple sugars (monosaccharides) containing a ketone group. Fructose is a ketose. Compare aldose.
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