[ glis-er-il ]
/ ˈglɪs ər ɪl /


containing the glyceryl group.

Nearby words

  1. glycerinate,
  2. glycerine,
  3. glycerite,
  4. glycerol,
  5. glycerolysis,
  6. glyceryl group,
  7. glyceryl monoacetate,
  8. glyceryl trinitrate,
  9. glyceryl trioleate,
  10. glyceryl tripalmitate

Origin of glyceryl

First recorded in 1835–45; glycer(in) + -yl Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for glyceryl

  • Stearine, a constituent of tallow, is a compound of glyceryl and stearic acid.

    Artificial Light|M. Luckiesh

British Dictionary definitions for glyceryl


/ (ˈɡlɪsərɪl) /


(modifier) derived from glycerol by replacing or removing one or more of its hydroxyl groupsa glyceryl group or radical
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Medicine definitions for glyceryl


[ glĭsər-əl ]


A trivalent radical obtained from glycerol by the removal of hydroxyl groups.

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Science definitions for glyceryl


[ glĭsər-əl ]

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