phenylacetic acid

Origin of phenylacetic acid

First recorded in 1875–80; phenyl + acetic acid
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phenylacetic acid in Medicine

phenylacetic acid

[fĕn′əl-ə-sētĭk, fē′nəl-]
n.
  1. An abnormal product of phenylalanine catabolism that appears in the urine in phenylketonuria.
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