alkapton


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Related to alkapton: alkaptonuria, homogentisic acid
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Noun1.alkapton - an acid formed as an intermediate product of the metabolism of tyrosine and phenylalanine
acid - any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
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'Alkapton' refers to the oxidizability of the pigment under alkaline conditions.
The substance involved, called "alkapton" by C.H.D.