a yellow, liquid compound, C3H4O2, containing both an aldehyde and a ketone group, usually obtained in a polymeric form: used chiefly in organic synthesis.
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Also py·ruv·al·de·hyde [pahy-roo-val-duh-hahyd, pir-oo-] /ˌpaɪ rʊˈvæl dəˌhaɪd, ˌpɪr ʊ-/.
Also called methylglyoxal.
Words nearby pyruvic aldehyde
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