pyruvic acidpy·ru·vic acid
a colorless, liquid or crystalline organic acid, CHCOCOOH, produced by the oxidation of lactic acid: it is a key intermediate in protein, fat, and carbohydrate metabolism in the cell and in the production of ATP
Origin of pyruvic acid; from pyr- + Classical Latin uva, grape + -ic
A colorless organic liquid, C3H4O3, formed as an intermediate in carbohydrate metabolism and fermentation and as an end product in glycolysis.
Origin of pyruvic acidpyr(o)– + Latin &umacron;va, grape (from its being produced by the dry distillation of racemic acid, originally derived from grapes) + –ic.