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Meaning of pyruvic aldehyde

pyru'vic al'dehyde

Pronunciation: (pī"roo-val'du-hīd", pir"oo-). [key]
— Chem. Chem.
  1. a yellow, liquid compound, CHO, containing both an aldehyde and a ketone group, usually obtained in a polymeric form: used chiefly in organic synthesis.
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