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glyceride

[ glis-uh-rahyd, -er-id ]
/ ˈglɪs əˌraɪd, -ər ɪd /
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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.
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Origin of glyceride

First recorded in 1860–65; glycer(in) + -ide
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How to use glyceride in a sentence

  • In the equations presented above, a single glyceride has been used as the example in each case.

    The Chemistry of Plant Life|Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
  • An application of boro-glyceride will usually effect a speedy cure.

    The Pig|Sanders Spencer

British Dictionary definitions for glyceride

glyceride
/ (ˈɡlɪsəˌraɪd) /

noun
any fatty-acid ester of glycerol
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Scientific definitions for glyceride

glyceride
[ glĭsə-rīd′ ]

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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