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[al-kap-tuh-noo r-ee-uh, -nyoo r-] /ælˌkæp təˈnʊər i ə, -ˈnyʊər-/
noun, Pathology.
excessive excretion of homogentisic acid in the urine, caused by a hereditary abnormality of the metabolism of tyrosine and phenylalanine.
Origin of alkaptonuria
First recorded in 1885-90; alkapton + -uria Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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alkaptonuria in Medicine

alkaptonuria al·kap·to·nu·ri·a or al·cap·to·nu·ri·a (āl-kāp'tə-nur'ē-ə, -nyur'-)
An inherited disorder that affects phenylalanine and tyrosine metabolism and leads to the excretion of homogentisic acid in the urine. Also called homogentisuria.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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