Definition of phosphoenolpyruvate in English:

phosphoenolpyruvate

noun

Biochemistry
  • The anion CH₂=C(OPO(OH)₂)COO−, or a compound containing this, the conversion of which to pyruvate in glycolysis provides a phosphate group for the formation of ATP from ADP. Abbreviated PEP.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Science. From phospho- + enol + pyruvate.

Pronunciation

phosphoenolpyruvate

/ˌfɒsfəʊˌiːnɒlpʌɪˈruːveɪt/