Medical Dictionary

methylglyoxal

noun meth·yl·gly·ox·al \-glī-ˈäk-sal\

Medical Definition of METHYLGLYOXAL

:  a yellow pungent volatile oil C3H4O2 that polymerizes readily and is formed as an intermediate in the metabolism or fermentation of carbohydrates and lactic acid—called also pyruvaldehyde

Browse

July 28, 2015
pachyderm Hear it
an elephant
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears