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ketogenesis

[kee-toh-jen-uh-sis] /ˌki toʊˈdʒɛn ə sɪs/
noun, Medicine/Medical
1.
the production of ketone bodies in the body, as in diabetes mellitus or low-carbohydrate weight-loss diets.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; keto- + genesis
Related forms
ketogenic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ketogenic

ketogenic

/ˌkiːtəʊˈdʒɛnɪk/
adjective
1.
(med) forming or able to stimulate the production of ketone bodies: a ketogenic diet
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ketogenic in Medicine

ketogenesis ke·to·gen·e·sis (kē'tō-jěn'ĭ-sĭs)
n.
The formation of ketone bodies, as in diabetes mellitus.


ke'to·gen'ic adj.
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