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- noun A ketone body, C4H6O3, excreted in the urine in certain diabetic conditions.
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- noun organic chemistry The
ketonic carboxylic acidCH3-CO-CH2-COOH, that is present in the urineof people suffering from starvationor some forms of diabetes
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- noun unstable acid found in abnormal amounts in the blood and urine in some cases of impaired metabolism (as diabetes mellitus or starvation)
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