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homogentisic acid

[hoh-muh-jen-tis-ik, -tiz-, hoh-] /ˈhoʊ mə dʒɛnˈtɪs ɪk, -ˈtɪz-, ˌhoʊ-/
noun
1.
an intermediate compound in the metabolism of tyrosine and of phenylalanine, found in excess in the blood and urine of persons affected with alkaptonuria.
Also called alkapton.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; homo- + gentisic acid
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homogentisic acid in Medicine

homogentisic acid ho·mo·gen·tis·ic acid (hō'mō-jěn-tĭz'ĭk)
n.
An intermediate of the metabolic breakdown of tyrosine and phenylalanine; it occurs in the urine in cases of alkaptonuria. Also called alkapton.

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