[ trahy-glis-uh-rahyd, -er-id ]
/ traɪˈglɪs əˌraɪd, -ər ɪd /
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noun Biochemistry, Chemistry.
an ester obtained from glycerol by the esterification of three hydroxyl groups with fatty acids, naturally occurring in animal and vegetable tissues: an important energy source forming much of the fat stored by the body.
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How to use triglyceride in a sentence
It’s the omega-3-rich kind of fat that may actually lower triglycerides.
This oil contains much triglyceride of an unsaturated relative of stearic acid.Animal Proteins|Hugh Garner Bennett
British Dictionary definitions for triglyceride
/ (traɪˈɡlɪsəˌraɪd) /
any ester of glycerol and one or more carboxylic acids, in which each glycerol molecule has combined with three carboxylic acid molecules. Most natural fats and oils are triglycerides
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Medical definitions for triglyceride
[ trī-glĭs′ə-rīd′ ]
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Scientific definitions for triglyceride
[ trī-glĭs′ə-rīd′ ]
Any of a class of organic compounds that are esters consisting of three fatty acids joined to glycerol. The fatty acids may be the same or may be different. Triglycerides are the chief lipids constituting fats and oils and function to store chemical energy in plants and animals.
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