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methylglyoxal

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noun meth·yl·gly·ox·al \-glī-ˈäk-sal\

Medical Definition of methylglyoxal

  1. :  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




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