[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.
any fatty-acid ester of glycerol

compound of glycerol and organic acids; see glycerin + -ide.

glyceride glyc·er·ide (glĭs’ə-rīd’)
A natural or synthetic ester of glycerol and fatty acids.
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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