[pahy-roo-veyt, pi-]
noun Chemistry.
an ester or salt of pyruvic acid.

1850–55; pyruv(ic acid) + -ate2 Unabridged
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pyruvate py·ru·vate (pī-rōō'vāt, pĭ-)
A salt or an ester of pyruvic acid.

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pyruvate   (pī-r'vāt, pĭ-)  Pronunciation Key 
A salt, ester, or ionized form of pyruvic acid, containing the group CH3COCOO.
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Pyruvate kinase deficiency is found in people of all ethnic backgrounds.
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