alkaptonuria

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alkaptonuria al·kap·to·nu·ri·a or al·cap·to·nu·ri·a (āl-kāp'tə-nur'ē-ə, -nyur'-)
n.
An inherited disorder that affects phenylalanine and tyrosine metabolism and leads to the excretion of homogentisic acid in the urine. Also called homogentisuria.

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