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glyceryl

[ glis-er-il ]
/ ˈglɪs ər ɪl /
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adjective
containing the glyceryl group.
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Origin of glyceryl

First recorded in 1835–45; glycer(in) + -yl
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British Dictionary definitions for glyceryl

glyceryl
/ (ˈɡlɪsərɪl) /

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

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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