acetoacetic acid

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acetoacetic acid ac·e·to·a·ce·tic acid (ās'ĭ-tō-ə-sē'tĭk, ə-sē'tō-)
n.
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.

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