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[pahy-roo-vik, pi-] /paɪˈru vɪk, pɪ-/
adjective, Chemistry.
of or derived from pyruvic acid.
Origin of pyruvic
1830-40; pyr- + Latin ūv(a) grape + -ic Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The decomposition of pyruvic acid into acetaldehyde and carbon dioxide has already been fully discussed (Chapter VI).

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  • The third stage of Lebedeff's theory postulates the intermediate formation of pyruvic acid.

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  • (b) The pyruvic acid is then decomposed by carboxylase yielding aldehyde and carbon dioxide (equation 2, p. 109).

    Alcoholic Fermentation Arthur Harden

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