[ pahy-roo-vik, pi- ]
/ paɪˈru vɪk, pɪ- /

adjective Chemistry.

of or derived from pyruvic acid.

Origin of pyruvic

1830–40; pyr- + Latin ūv(a) grape + -ic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for pyruvic

  • (b) The pyruvic acid is then decomposed by carboxylase yielding aldehyde and carbon dioxide (equation 2, p. 109).

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

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