[ 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

First recorded in 1860–65; glycer(in) + -ide Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for glyceride


/ (ˈɡlɪsəˌraɪd) /


any fatty-acid ester of glycerol
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Medicine definitions for glyceride


[ glĭsə-rīd′ ]


A natural or synthetic ester of glycerol and fatty acids.
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Science definitions for 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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