acetoacetic acid ac·e·to·a·ce·tic acid (ās'ĭ-tō-ə-sē'tĭk, ə-sē'tō-)
A ketone body that is formed in excessive amounts and excreted in the urine of individuals suffering from starvation or diabetes. Also called diacetic acid.
|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|a fool or simpleton; ninny.|