- acetone body
- nouna 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• Syn: ↑ketone body• Hypernyms: ↑ketone
* * *noun
* * *Biochem.See ketone body.[1925-30]
Useful english dictionary. 2012.