phosphoenolpyruvic acid

noun phos·pho·enol·pyr·uvic acid \ ˌfäs-ˌfō-ə-ˌnȯl-pī-ˈrü-vik- , -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


Medical Dictionary

phosphoenolpyruvic acid

noun phos·pho·enol·pyr·uvic acid \ -pī-ˌrü-vik-, -ˌpī(ə)r-ˌyü-vik- \

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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