pyridoxal

noun pyr·i·dox·al \ ˌpir-ə-ˈdäk-ˌsal \

Definition of pyridoxal

: a crystalline aldehyde C8H9NO3 of the vitamin B6 group that occurs as a phosphate and is active as a coenzyme

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pyridoxal

noun pyr·i·dox·al \ ˌpir-ə-ˈdäk-ˌsal \

medical Definition of pyridoxal

: a crystalline aldehyde C8H9NO3 of the vitamin B6 group that in the form of its phosphate is active as a coenzyme

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