ho'mo•gen•tis'ic ac'id

Pronunciation: (hō'mu-jen-tis'ik, -tiz'-, hō"-), [key]
an intermediate compound in the metabolism of tyrosine and of phenylalanine, found in excess in the blood and urine of persons affected with alkaptonuria. Also called alkapton.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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