Pyruvic-acid definitions

pī-ro͝o'vĭk, pĭ-
A colorless organic liquid, C3 H4 O3 , formed as an intermediate in carbohydrate metabolism and fermentation and as an end product in glycolysis.
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A colorless, liquid or crystalline organic acid, CH3COCOOH, 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.
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A colorless organic liquid, C3 H4 O3 , formed as an intermediate in carbohydrate metabolism and fermentation and as an end product in glycolysis.
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A colorless organic liquid formed by the breakdown of carbohydrates and sugars during cell metabolism. It is the final product of glycolysis and is converted into acetyl coenzyme A, which is required for the Krebs cycle. It is also used in the body to synthesize the amino acid alanine. Chemical formula: C3H4O3.
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(chemistry) The simplest aliphatic keto acid, CH3COCOOH.
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Origin of pyruvic-acid

pyr(o)– Latin ūva grape (from its being produced by the dry distillation of racemic acid, originally derived from grapes) –ic