[kee-toh] /ˈki toʊ/

adjective, Chemistry.
of or derived from a ketone.
a combining form representing ketone, in compound words:
combining form
indicating that a chemical compound is a ketone or is derived from a ketone: ketose, ketoxime

keto- or ket-
Ketone; ketone group: ketosis.


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