[pahy-roo-vik, pi-] /paɪˈru vɪk, pɪ-/
of or derived from pyruvic acid.
noun, Chemistry, Biochemistry. 1. a water-soluble liquid, C 3 H 4 O 3 , important in many metabolic and fermentative processes, having an odor resembling that of acetic acid, prepared by the dehydration of tartaric acid: used chiefly in biochemical research. /paɪˈruːvɪk/ noun 1. a colourless pleasant-smelling liquid formed as an intermediate in the metabolism […]
[pi-thag-er-uh s] /pɪˈθæg ər əs/ noun 1. c582–c500 b.c, Greek philosopher, mathematician, and religious reformer. /paɪˈθæɡərəs/ noun 1. ?580–?500 bc, Greek philosopher and mathematician. He founded a religious brotherhood, which followed a life of strict asceticism and greatly influenced the development of mathematics and its application to music and astronomy /paɪˈθæɡərəs/ noun 1. a deep […]
noun, Chemistry. 1. 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.
[pi-thag-uh-ree-uh n] /pɪˌθæg əˈri ən/ adjective 1. of or relating to , to his school, or to his doctrines. noun 2. a follower of . /paɪˌθæɡəˈriːən/ adjective 1. of or relating to Pythagoras 2. denoting the diatonic scale of eight notes arrived at by Pythagoras and based on a succession of fifths noun 3. a […]