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

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