Homogentisic-acid



[hoh-muh-jen-tis-ik, -tiz-, hoh-] /ˈhoʊ mə dʒɛnˈtɪs ɪk, -ˈtɪz-, ˌhoʊ-/

noun
1.
an intermediate compound in the metabolism of tyrosine and of phenylalanine, found in excess in the blood and urine of persons affected with alkaptonuria.

homogentisic acid ho·mo·gen·tis·ic acid (hō’mō-jěn-tĭz’ĭk)
n.
An intermediate of the metabolic breakdown of tyrosine and phenylalanine; it occurs in the urine in cases of alkaptonuria. Also called alkapton.

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