noun Pathology.

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

Origin of ketosis

First recorded in 1915–20; ket- + -osis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for ketosis



pathol a high concentration of ketone bodies in the bloodAlso called: acetonaemia
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Word Origin and History for ketosis

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

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Medicine definitions for ketosis



n. pl. ke•to•ses (-sēz)

A pathological increase in the production of ketone bodies, as in uncontrolled diabetes mellitus.
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