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Definition of «Ketone»

Ketone: A chemical substances that the body makes when it does not have enough insulin in the blood. When ketones build up in the body for a long time, serious illness or coma can result. See: Diabetic ketoacidosis; Ketoacidosis.

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  • ketone: Definition from Answers.com

    Library > Literature & Language > Dictionary ( kē ' tōn ' ) n. Any of a class of organic compounds, such as acetone, having a carbonyl group linked to a carbon atom ...

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  • Ketone - New World Encyclopedia

    A ketone (pronounced as key tone) is either the functional group characterized by a carbonyl group (O=C) linked to two other carbon atoms or a chemical compound that ...

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    ketone /ke·tone/ (ke´tōn) any of a class of organic compounds containing the carbonyl group, CdbondO, whose carbon atom is joined to two other carbon atoms, i.e ...

  • Ketone | Define Ketone at Dictionary.com

    noun Chemistry . 1. any of a class of organic compounds containing a carbonyl group, CO, attached to two alkyl groups, as CH 3 COCH 3 or CH 3 COC 2 H 5 . adjective 2 ...