pyruvate

noun
py·​ru·​vate | \pī-ˈrü-ˌvāt \

Definition of pyruvate 

: a salt or ester of pyruvic acid

First Known Use of pyruvate

1838, in the meaning defined above

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pyruvic acid

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pyruvate

noun
py·​ru·​vate | \pī-ˈrü-ˌvāt \

Medical Definition of pyruvate 

: a salt or ester of pyruvic acid

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