glyceride

glyceride

[glis-uh-rahyd, -er-id]
noun Chemistry, Biochemistry.
any of a group of esters obtained from glycerol by the replacement of one, two, or three hydroxyl groups with a fatty acid: the principal constituent of adipose tissue.


Origin:
1860–65; glycer(in) + -ide

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glyceride (ˈɡlɪsəˌraɪd)
 
n
any fatty-acid ester of glycerol

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glyceride glyc·er·ide (glĭs'ə-rīd')
n.
A natural or synthetic ester of glycerol and fatty acids.

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glyceride   (glĭs'ə-rīd')  Pronunciation Key 
Any of various esters formed when glycerol reacts with a fatty acid. The fatty acids can react with one, two, or all three of the hydroxyl groups of the glycerol, resulting in mono-, di-, and triglycerides, respectively. Triglycerides are the main components of plant and animal oils and fats.
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