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Medical Term:

homovanillic acid

Pronunciation: ho'mo-va-nil'ik as'id

Definition: a phenol found in human urine; produced through the methylation of homoprotocatechuic acid on the meta-OH group. It is the principal urinary metabolite of dopa and dopamine.

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