Meaning of alkaptonuria

al•kap•to•nu•ri•a

Pronunciation: (al-kap"tu-noor'ē-u, -nyoor'-), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  1. excessive excretion of homogentisic acid in the urine, caused by a hereditary abnormality of the metabolism of tyrosine and phenylalanine.
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