phenylketonuria

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Etymology[edit]

From phenylketone +‎ -uria.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /fɛnʌɪlkiːtəˈnjʊəɹɪə/

Noun[edit]

phenylketonuria (countable and uncountable, plural phenylketonurias)

  1. (medicine) A metabolic disorder in which individuals lack the liver enzyme phenylalanine hydroxylase (PAH) which is needed to metabolize the amino acid phenylalanine.

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