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English noun: ketone body

1. ketone body (substance) a ketone that is an intermediate product of the breakdown of fats in the body; any of three compounds (acetoacetic acid, acetone, and/or beta-hydroxybutyric acid) found in excess in blood and urine of persons with metabolic disorders


Synonymsacetone body


Broader (hypernym)ketone


Narrower (hyponym)acetoacetic acid, beta-hydroxybutyric acid









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