from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A term originally introduced to designate a certain urinary constituent which is met with on rare occasions, and which causes the urine to turn reddish brown or black on standing or upon the addition of an alkali.

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  • noun homogentisic acid

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an acid formed as an intermediate product of the metabolism of tyrosine and phenylalanine


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