• Definition for "alkapton"
• homogentisic acid
• Hypernym for "alkapton"
• acid
• Form for "alkapton"
• alkaptonuria

# alkapton definition

• noun:
• homogentisic acid
• A term initially introduced to designate a certain urinary constituent that will be satisfied with on unusual occasions, and which in turn causes the urine to turn reddish-brown or black colored on standing or upon the inclusion of an alkali.
• an acid formed as an intermediate item associated with the metabolic rate of tyrosine and phenylalanine