phenylpyruvic acid


phe·​nyl·​py·​ru·​vic acid -pī-ˌrü-vik- How to pronounce phenylpyruvic acid (audio)
: a crystalline keto acid C9H8O3 found in the urine as a metabolic product of phenylalanine especially in phenylketonuria

Dictionary Entries Near phenylpyruvic acid

Cite this Entry

“Phenylpyruvic acid.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

A Good Old-Fashioned Quiz

Name That Thing

You know what it looks like… but what is it called?

Solve today's spelling word game by finding as many words as you can with using just 7 letters. Longer words score more points.

Can you make 12 words with 7 letters?