Meaning of homogentisic acid

ho'mo•gen•tis'ic ac'id

Pronunciation: (hō'mu-jen-tis'ik, -tiz'-, hō"-), [key]
  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
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