Meaning of pyruvic acid

pyru'vic ac'id

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— Chem., Biochem. Chem.,Biochem.
  1. a water-soluble liquid, CHO, important in many metabolic and fermentative processes, having an odor resembling that of acetic acid, prepared by the dehydration of tartaric acid: used chiefly in biochemical research. Also called
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