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[pahy-roo-vik, pi-]
adjective Chemistry.
  1. of or derived from pyruvic acid.
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Origin of pyruvic

1830–40; pyr- + Latin ūv(a) grape + -ic
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  • (b) The pyruvic acid is then decomposed by carboxylase yielding aldehyde and carbon dioxide (equation 2, p. 109).

    Alcoholic Fermentation

    Arthur Harden

  • The third stage of Lebedeff's theory postulates the intermediate formation of pyruvic acid.

  • The decomposition of pyruvic acid into acetaldehyde and carbon dioxide has already been fully discussed (Chapter VI).