from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A ketone body, CH3COCH2COOH, excreted in the urine in certain diabetic conditions.
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- n. The ketonic carboxylic acid CH3-CO-CH2-COOH, that is present in the urine of people suffering from starvation or some forms of diabetes
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- n. 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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