alkaptonuria

noun

al·​kap·​ton·​uria
variants or alcaptonuria
: 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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“Alkaptonuria.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/alkaptonuria. Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

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