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Noun: acetone body  'a-su,town 'bó-dee
  1. 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
    - ketone body

Derived forms: acetone bodies

Type of: ketone

Encyclopedia: Acetone body