pyruvic aldehyde

noun Chemistry.
a yellow, liquid compound, C 3 H 4 O 2 , containing both an aldehyde and a ketone group, usually obtained in a polymeric form: used chiefly in organic synthesis.
Also, pyruvaldehyde [pahy-roo-val-duh-hahyd, pir-oo-] .
Also called methylglyoxal. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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