phos·​pho·​enol·​pyr·​uvate | \ ˌfäs-ˌfō-ə-ˌnȯl-pī-ˈrü-ˌvāt How to pronounce phosphoenolpyruvate (audio) , -ˌnōl-, -ˌpī(-ə)r-ˈyü- \

Definition of phosphoenolpyruvate

: a salt or ester of phosphoenolpyruvic acid

Examples of phosphoenolpyruvate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to Hanson, the key to this remarkable alteration in energy metabolism is the over-expression of the gene for the enzyme phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase (PEPCK-C). Bruce Sterling, WIRED, "Ominous Lab Mouse News," 5 Nov. 2007

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First Known Use of phosphoenolpyruvate

1941, in the meaning defined above

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“Phosphoenolpyruvate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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phos·​pho·​enol·​pyr·​uvate | \ ˌfäs-ˌfō-ə-ˌnȯl-pī-ˈrü-ˌvāt, -ˌnōl-, -ˌpī(ə)r-ˈyü- How to pronounce phosphoenolpyruvate (audio) \

Medical Definition of phosphoenolpyruvate

: a salt or ester of phosphoenolpyruvic acid

called also phosphopyruvate

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