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[glis-er-il] /ˈglɪs ər ɪl/
containing the glyceryl group.
Origin of glyceryl
First recorded in 1835-45; glycer(in) + -yl Unabridged
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  • Stearine, a constituent of tallow, is a compound of glyceryl and stearic acid.

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British Dictionary definitions for glyceryl


(modifier) derived from glycerol by replacing or removing one or more of its hydroxyl groups: a glyceryl group or radical
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glyceryl in Medicine

glyceryl glyc·er·yl (glĭs'ər-əl)
A trivalent radical obtained from glycerol by the removal of hydroxyl groups.

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glyceryl in Science
  1. The radical CH2CH(OH)CH2OH, obtained from glycerol by removing one hydroxyl (OH) group.

  2. The radical CH2CHCH2, obtained from glycerol by removing all three hydroxyl (OH) groups. This radical is a component of many natural oils and fats.

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