ketolytic

ketolysis

[ki-tol-uh-sis]
noun, plural ketolyses [ki-tol-uh-seez] . Chemistry.
the breaking down of ketones.

Origin:
1935–40; keto- + -lysis

ketolytic [keet-l-it-ik] , adjective
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ketolytic ke·to·lyt·ic (kē'tō-lĭt'ĭk)
adj.
Relating to or causing the decomposition of ketones. Used especially of the oxidation products of glucose and similar substances.

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