[ 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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for alkaptonuria



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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