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[glis-uh-rahyd, -er-id] /ˈglɪs əˌraɪd, -ər ɪd/
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 of glyceride
1860-65; glycer(in) + -ide Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for glyceride


any fatty-acid ester of glycerol
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Word Origin and History for glyceride

compound of glycerol and organic acids; see glycerin + -ide.

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glyceride in Medicine

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

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glyceride in Science
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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