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Medical Term:

phosphoenolpyruvic acid

Pronunciation: fos'fo-e'nol-pi-ru'vik as'id


The phosphoric ester of pyruvic acid in the latter's enol form; an intermediate in the conversion of d-glucose to pyruvate and an example of a high-energy phosphate ester.

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