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dopa

noun do·pa \ˈdō-pə, -(ˌ)pä\

Definition of DOPA

:  a phenolic amino acid C9H11NO4 occurring naturally (as in broad beans) or prepared synthetically (as from tyrosine) — compare l-dopa

Origin of DOPA

International Scientific Vocabulary dihydroxy- + phenylalanine
First Known Use: 1917

Rhymes with DOPA

dopa

noun do·pa \ˈdō-pə, -(ˌ)pä\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DOPA

:  an amino acid C9H11NO4 that in the levorotatory form is found in the broad bean and is used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease—called also dihydroxyphenylalanine

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