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acetonuria

Pronunciation: as′e-tō-nyūr′ē-ă

Definition: Excretion in the urine of large amounts of acetone, an indication of incomplete oxidation of large amounts of lipids; commonly occurs in diabetic acidosis.

[acetone + G. ouron, urine]

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