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

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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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