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ketosis

[ ki-toh-sis ]

noun

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


ketosis

/ kɪˈtəʊsɪs /

noun

  1. pathol a high concentration of ketone bodies in the blood Also calledacetonaemia


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Word History and Origins

Origin of ketosis1

First recorded in 1915–20; ket- + -osis
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