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kept past tense and past participle of keep.
keratectomy a surgical operation in which all or part of the cornea is removed.
keratin a hard animal protein which is the main constituent of horn, nails, feathers, beaks, and the like.
kerato- horn; hornlike. [2 definitions]
keratosis any disease of the skin characterized by horny growths. [2 definitions]
keratotomy surgical incision of the cornea to improve vision.
kerchief a square cloth, usually folded into a triangle, worn as a head covering or scarf.
kerf a groove, notch, or cut made in wood by a saw or other cutting tool, or the width of such a cut. [2 definitions]
kermes the dried bodies of the female of certain scale insects, from which a purple-red dye is obtained. [3 definitions]
kermis in the Netherlands and Belgium, an outdoor fair or carnival. [2 definitions]
kern in composing type, to reduce the space between (certain characters). [2 definitions]
kernel the seed contained within the husk of a nut or the stone of a fruit. [3 definitions]
kerning in composing type, a method of reducing the space between certain characters.
kerosene a thin liquid fuel obtained by distilling petroleum, coal shale, or the like.
Kerry blue terrier any of a breed of small dog with a long, narrow head, a soft, wavy bluish gray coat, and an erect, docked tail.
kersey a heavy, smooth twilled cloth of wool or wool and cotton, used esp. for coats and uniforms. [2 definitions]
kestrel a small grayish red European falcon that hovers in the air with its head to the wind. [2 definitions]
ketch a sailing vessel with two masts, the larger one forward and the smaller one aft just ahead of the rudder.
ketchup a thick sauce for meat or potatoes, usu. made with tomato purée and spices.
ketone a highly reactive organic chemical compound containing a carbonyl group linked to two hydrocarbon radicals.
ketosis the excessive accumulation of ketones in the body.