phosphoenolpyruvic acid


phos·pho·enol·pyr·uvic acid

noun \-pī-ˈrü-vik-, -ˌpī(-ə)r-ˈyü-vik-\

Definition of PHOSPHOENOLPYRUVIC ACID

:  the phosphate H2C=C(OPO3H2)COOH of the enol form of pyruvic acid that is formed as an intermediate in carbohydrate metabolism

First Known Use of PHOSPHOENOLPYRUVIC ACID

1959

phos·pho·enol·pyr·uvic acid

noun \-pī-ˌrü-vik-, -ˌpī(ə)r-ˌyü-vik-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PHOSPHOENOLPYRUVIC ACID

: the phosphate H2C=C(OPO3H2)COOH of the enol form of pyruvic acid that is formed as an intermediate in carbohydrate metabolism (as in the reversible dehydration of phosphoglyceric acid)—called also phosphopyruvic acid

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