from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A colorless organic liquid, C3H4O3, formed as an intermediate in carbohydrate metabolism and fermentation and as an end product in glycolysis.
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- noun a
colourless liquid; an important intermediatein the metabolismof proteinsand carbohydrates, and in fermentation
- noun chemistry the simplest
aliphatic keto acid, CH3COCOOH
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- noun a colorless acid formed as an important intermediate in metabolism or fermentation
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[pyr(o)– + Latin ūva, grape (from its being produced by the dry distillation of racemic acid, originally derived from grapes) + –ic.]
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