ketose

[ kee-tohs ]
/ ˈki toʊs /

noun Biochemistry.

a monosaccharide that contains a ketone group.

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Origin of ketose

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

Definition for ketoses (2 of 2)

ketosis
[ ki-toh-sis ]
/ kɪˈtoʊ sɪs /

noun Pathology.

the accumulation of excessive ketones in the body, as in diabetic acidosis.

Origin of ketosis

First recorded in 1915–20; ket- + -osis
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Example sentences from the Web for ketoses

  • They also lay stress upon the superior stability of the nitrates of the anhydrides, especially of the ketoses.

British Dictionary definitions for ketoses (1 of 2)

ketose
/ (ˈkiːtəʊz) /

noun

any monosaccharide that contains a ketone group

British Dictionary definitions for ketoses (2 of 2)

ketosis
/ (kɪˈtəʊsɪs) /

noun

pathol a high concentration of ketone bodies in the bloodAlso called: acetonaemia
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Medical definitions for ketoses (1 of 2)

ketose
[ kētōs′ ]

n.

Any of various carbohydrates containing a ketone group.

Medical definitions for ketoses (2 of 2)

ketosis
[ kē-tōsĭs ]

n. pl. ke•to•ses (-sēz)

A pathological increase in the production of ketone bodies, as in uncontrolled diabetes mellitus.
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Scientific definitions for ketoses

ketose
[ kētōs′ ]

Any of a class of simple sugars (monosaccharides) containing a ketone group. Fructose is a ketose. Compare aldose.
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