Definition of Pyruvic acid

1. Noun. A colorless acid formed as an important intermediate in metabolism or fermentation.

Generic synonyms: Acid



Definition of Pyruvic acid

1. Noun. a colourless liquid; an important intermediate in the metabolism of proteins and carbohydrates, and in fermentation ¹

2. Noun. (chemistry) the simplest aliphatic keto acid, CH3COCOOH ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pyruvic Acid

pyrrolocarbazole
pyrroloindoline
pyrroloindolines
pyrrolone
pyrrolones
pyrrols
pyrrolyl
pyrrolysine
pyrrolysyl
pyrromethene
pyrromethenes
pyruvaldehyde
pyruvate
pyruvates
pyruvic
pyruvic acid (current term)
pyruvil
pyrylium
pysanka
pysanky
pysma
pysmatic
pythiad
pythiads
pythium
pythiums
pythocenic
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pythonesses
pythonic

Literary usage of Pyruvic acid

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1. Principles of General Physiology by William Maddock Bayliss (1920)
"Although ammo-acids are de-animated in the organism, so that pyruvic acid is formed from alanine, and, from pyruvic acid, as shown in the preceding section, ..."

2. Chemical Abstracts by American Chemical Society (1915)
"Friedlaender and B. ödem, maligni, which are capable of fermenting grape sugar, also ferment pyruvic acid. This is a further proof that pyruvic acid is ..."

3. Chemistry of Food and Nutrition by Henry Clapp Sherman (1918)
"COOH pyruvic acid Pyruvic aldehyde and lactic acid are, so to speak, upon the same ... The conversion of pyruvic acid into lactic acid or pyruvic aldehyde ..."

4. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"Although pyruvic acid is stable in benzene,21 decomposition of pyruvic acid is ... In benzene, pyruvic acid and 1-heptene were the only products observed ..."

5. Fownes' Manual of Chemistry, Theoretical and Practical by George Fownes (1878)
"... representa pyruvic acid as an anhydride of glyceric acid, from which с is formed by actual dehydration. pyruvic acid is converted by phosphorus ..."

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