Definition of Alcapton

1. Noun. An acid formed as an intermediate product of the metabolism of tyrosine and phenylalanine.

Exact synonyms: Alkapton, Homogentisic Acid
Generic synonyms: Acid



Definition of Alcapton

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of alkapton) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Alcapton

1. Chemical name: Benzeneacetic acid, 2,5-dihydroxy- (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alcapton

alcahest
alcahests
alcaic
alcaics
alcaid
alcaide
alcaides
alcaids
alcalde
alcaldes
alcalescent
alcaligenes
alcalimeter
alcalimeters
alcanna
alcapton (current term)
alcaptonuria
alcarraza
alcator
alcator scaling
alcatote
alcatotes
alcatras
alcavala
alcavalas
alcayde
alcaydes
alcazar
alcazares
alcazars

Literary usage of Alcapton

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1. Centralblatt für die Krankheiten der Harn- und Sexual-organe (1898)
"... und ein schnelles Verfahren für die Bestimmung des alcapton. ... Den alcapton- körper konnte er als ..."

2. Text-book of Physiological Chemistry in Thirty Lectures by Emil Abderhalden (1908)
"A comparison of the constitution of tyrosine and of phenyl-alanine with that of the alcapton acids shows us that the formation of the latter from the former ..."

3. A Pocket medical dictionary: Giving the Pronunciation and Definition of the ...by George Milbry Gould by George Milbry Gould (1911)
"alcapton, al-kaff-ton. CeH^(OH)2. A decomposition product of ... The presence of alcapton in the urine. Alchemy, al'-kem-e. The supposed art of changing ..."

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