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pyruvate

[ pahy-roo-veyt, pi- ]
/ paɪˈru veɪt, pɪ- /
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noun Chemistry.
an ester or salt of pyruvic acid.

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Origin of pyruvate

First recorded in 1850–55; pyruv(ic acid) + -ate2
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Scientific definitions for pyruvate

pyruvate
[ pī-rōōvāt, pĭ- ]

A salt, ester, or ionized form of pyruvic acid, containing the group CH3COCOO.
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