Definition of alkaptonuria in English:

alkaptonuria

(also alcaptonuria)

noun

Medicine
  • The presence of homogentisic acid (alkapton) in the urine; an inherited (autosomal recessive) metabolic disorder characterized by this, and by ochronosis and arthritis, especially of the spine.

Origin

Late 19th century. From alkapton + -uria, perhaps after German Alkaptonurie.

Pronunciation

alkaptonuria

/alˌkaptəˈnjʊərɪə/