[al-kap-tuh-noo r-ee-uh, -nyoo r-]
- excessive excretion of homogentisic acid in the urine, caused by a hereditary abnormality of the metabolism of tyrosine and phenylalanine.
Origin of alkaptonuria
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- An inherited disorder that affects phenylalanine and tyrosine metabolism and leads to the excretion of homogentisic acid in the urine.homogentisuria
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