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The presence of ketone bodies in the urine, occurring as a result of increased metabolism of fats rather than carbohydrates.
(Veterinary Science) pathol the presence of ketone bodies in the urine. Also called: acetonuria
ke•to•nu•ri•a(ˌki toʊˈnʊər i ə, -ˈnyʊər-)
the presence of ketone bodies in the urine.
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|Noun||1.||ketonuria - excessive amounts of ketone bodies in the urine as in diabetes mellitus or starvation|
branched chain ketoaciduria, maple syrup urine disease - an inherited disorder of metabolism in which the urine has a odor characteristic of maple syrup; if untreated it can lead to mental retardation and death in early childhood
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease