pyruvic aldehyde


noun Chemistry.

a yellow, liquid compound, C3H4O2, containing both an aldehyde and a ketone group, usually obtained in a polymeric form: used chiefly in organic synthesis.

Nearby words

  1. pyrrophyte,
  2. pyruvate,
  3. pyruvate kinase deficiency,
  4. pyruvic,
  5. pyruvic acid,
  6. pyrénées-atlantiques,
  7. pyrénées-orientales,
  8. pythagoras,
  9. pythagoras' theorem,
  10. pythagorean

Also py·ruv·al·de·hyde [pahy-roo-val-duh-hahyd, pir-oo-] /ˌpaɪ rʊˈvæl dəˌhaɪd, ˌpɪr ʊ-/.

Also called methylglyoxal.

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