monoglyceride

[ mon-uh-glis-uh-rahyd, -er-id ]
/ ˌmɒn əˈglɪs əˌraɪd, -ər ɪd /

noun Chemistry.

an ester obtained from glycerol by the esterification of one hydroxyl group with a fatty acid.

Nearby words

  1. monogenism,
  2. monogenous,
  3. monogeny,
  4. monoglot,
  5. monoglot ,
  6. monogram,
  7. monogrammatic,
  8. monogrammed,
  9. monograph,
  10. monographer

Compare glyceride.

Origin of monoglyceride

First recorded in 1855–60; mono- + glyceride

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