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py·ru·vic acid(pī-ro͞o′vĭk, pĭ-)
A colorless organic liquid, C3H4O3, formed as an intermediate in carbohydrate metabolism and fermentation and as an end product in glycolysis.
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless pleasant-smelling liquid formed as an intermediate in the metabolism of proteins and carbohydrates, helping to release energy to the body; 2-oxopropanoic acid. Formula: CH3COCOOH
[C19: pyruvic from pyro- + Latin ūva grape]
py•ru′vic ac′id(paɪˈru vɪk, pɪ-)
a water-soluble liquid, C3H4O3, important in many metabolic and fermentative processes, used chiefly in biochemical research.
A colorless organic liquid formed by the breakdown of carbohydrates and sugars during cell metabolism. It is the final product of the process known as glycolysis and has the formula C3H4O3.