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phosphoenolpyruvic acid

(fŏs′fō-ē′nôl-pī-rōōvĭk, -pĭ-)
n.
  1. The phosphoric ester of the enol form of pyruvic acid that is an intermediate in the conversion of glucose to pyruvic acid.
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