Definition of pyruvate in English:

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Pronunciation: /pʌɪˈruːveɪt/


A salt or ester of pyruvic acid.
Example sentences
  • The first step is removal of the terminal carbon dioxide from the pyruvate.
  • Some bacteria convert pyruvate and NADH to acetic acid and carbon dioxide.
  • Rates of incorporation of carbon from malate, pyruvate, and acetate are expressed on an acetate-equivalent basis.

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