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homogentisic acid

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noun ho·mo·gen·tis·ic acid \ˌhō-mō-ˌjen-ˈtiz-ik, ˌhäm-ō-\

Medical Definition of homogentisic acid

  1. :  a crystalline acid C8H8O4 formed as an intermediate in the metabolism of phenylalanine and tyrosine and found especially in the urine of those affected with alkaptonuria




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