pyruvic acid


py·ru·vic acid

noun \pī-ˌrü-vik-\

Definition of PYRUVIC ACID

: a 3-carbon acid C3H4O3 that is an intermediate in carbohydrate metabolism and can be formed either from glucose after phosphorylation or from glycogen by glycolysis

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