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Medical Term:

hydroxyphenyluria

Pronunciation: hi-drok'se-fen'il-yu're-a

Definition: Urinary excretion of tyrosine and phenylalanine, as a result of ascorbic acid deficiency; occurs notably in those premature infants who lack this vitamin.

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