phenylpyruvic acid

noun
phe·​nyl·​py·​ru·​vic acid | \ -pī-ˌrü-vik- How to pronounce phenylpyruvic acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of phenylpyruvic acid

: a crystalline keto acid C9H8O3 found in the urine as a metabolic product of phenylalanine especially in phenylketonuria

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“Phenylpyruvic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/phenylpyruvic%20acid. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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