triglyceride tri·glyc·er·ide (trī-glĭs'ə-rīd')
|triglyceride (trī-glĭs'ə-rīd') Pronunciation Key
Any of a class of organic compounds that are esters consisting of three fatty acids joined to glycerol. The fatty acids may be the same or may be different. triglycerides are the chief lipids constituting fats and oils and function to store chemical energy in plants and animals.