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methylglyoxal

[ meth-uhl-glahy-ok-sal, -suhl ]
/ ˌmɛθ əl glaɪˈɒk sæl, -səl /
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noun Chemistry.

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Origin of methylglyoxal

1895–1900; methyl- + glyoxal, equivalent to gly(col) + oxal(ic acid)
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