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alkaptonuria

noun al·kap·ton·uria
variants: or alcaptonuria play \(ˌ)al-ˌkap-tə-ˈn(y)u̇rē-ə\

medical Definition of alkaptonuria

:a rare recessive metabolic anomaly in humans marked by inability to complete the degradation of tyrosine and phenylalanine resulting in the presence of alkapton in the urine

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