methylglyoxal

noun
meth·​yl·​gly·​ox·​al | \ -glī-ˈäk-sal How to pronounce methylglyoxal (audio) \

Medical Definition of methylglyoxal

: a yellow pungent volatile oil C3H4O2 that polymerizes readily and is formed as an intermediate in the metabolism or fermentation of carbohydrates and lactic acid

called also pyruvaldehyde

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“Methylglyoxal.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/methylglyoxal. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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