Meaning of KET- in English

combining form

or keto-

Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from ketone

1. usually keto-

a. : containing the ketone group

keto hexose

— in names of clases of compounds; compare ald- 1

b. : containing a ketone group regarded as formed by replacement of two hydrogen atoms in a methylene group by oxygen — in names of specific organic compounds

keto propionic acid

— compare ox-

c. usually italic : containing an unmodified ketone group — in names of open-chain ketonic forms of specific sugars

keto- d -fructose

— compare aldehydo- 1

2. : related to a ketone

ket oxime

— compare ald- 2

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.