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alkapton

[ al-kap-ton, -tuhn ]
/ ælˈkæp tɒn, -tən /
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noun Biochemistry.

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Origin of alkapton

First recorded in 1860–65; from German Alkapton, Alcapton; equivalent to Al(kali) + Greek kápton neuter present participle of káptein “to gulp”; cf. alkali
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Medical definitions for alkapton

alkapton

n.

homogentisic acid
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