triglyceride

[trahy-glis-uh-rahyd, -er-id]
noun Biochemistry, Chemistry.
an ester obtained from glycerol by the esterification of three hydroxyl groups with fatty acids, naturally occurring in animal and vegetable tissues: an important energy source forming much of the fat stored by the body.
Compare glyceride.


Origin:
1855–60; tri- + glyceride

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triglyceride (traɪˈɡlɪsəˌraɪd)
 
n
any ester of glycerol and one or more carboxylic acids, in which each glycerol molecule has combined with three carboxylic acid molecules. Most natural fats and oils are triglycerides

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triglyceride tri·glyc·er·ide (trī-glĭs'ə-rīd')
n.
See triacylglycerol.

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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.
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Example sentences
Lipase enzymes that break down triglycerides found in grease are also likely
  suspects.
After rigorous testing, the big pharma sells fish oil to lower triglycerides.
Fish oil has been tested and shown effective for lowering triglycerides.
They're produced by bacteria tirelessly breaking down triglycerides in the
  sebum coating our skin.
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