phosphoenolpyruvic acid

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phos·​pho·​enol·​pyr·​uvic acid | \ ˌfäs-ˌfō-ə-ˌnȯl-pī-ˈrü-vik- How to pronounce phosphoenolpyruvic acid (audio) , -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, in the meaning defined above

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“Phosphoenolpyruvic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phosphoenolpyruvic%20acid. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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phosphoenolpyruvic acid

noun
phos·​pho·​enol·​pyr·​uvic acid | \ -pī-ˌrü-vik-, -ˌpī(ə)r-ˌyü-vik- How to pronounce phosphoenolpyruvic acid (audio) \

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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