pyridoxal

noun

pyr·​i·​dox·​al ˌpir-ə-ˈdäk-ˌsal How to pronounce pyridoxal (audio)
: a crystalline aldehyde C8H9NO3 of the vitamin B6 group that occurs as a phosphate and is active as a coenzyme

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First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pyridoxal was in 1944

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“Pyridoxal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pyridoxal. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

pyridoxal

noun
pyr·​i·​dox·​al ˌpir-ə-ˈdäk-ˌsal How to pronounce pyridoxal (audio)
: 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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