noun Biochemistry.

  1. a monosaccharide that contains a ketone group.

noun Pathology.

  1. the accumulation of excessive ketones in the body, as in diabetic acidosis.


  1. any monosaccharide that contains a ketone group


  1. pathol a high concentration of ketone bodies in the bloodAlso called: acetonaemia

1900, from keto-, comb. form of ketone, + -osis.


  1. Any of various carbohydrates containing a ketone group.

n. pl. ke•to•ses (-sēz)

  1. A pathological increase in the production of ketone bodies, as in uncontrolled diabetes mellitus.

  1. Any of a class of simple sugars (monosaccharides) containing a ketone group. Fructose is a ketose. Compare aldose.

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