acetoacetic acid(redirected from beta-ketobutyric acid)
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Related to beta-ketobutyric acid: 3-hydroxybutyric acid
acetoacetic acid[¦as·ə‚tō‚ə′sēd·ik ′as·əd]
CH3COCH2COOH A colorless liquid miscible with water; derived from β-hydroxybutyric acid in the body.
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