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Meaning of GLYCERIDE

Pronunciation:  'glisu`rId

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an ester of glycerol and fatty acids that occurs naturally as fats and fatty oils; "fresh fats contain glycerides of fatty acids and very little free acid"
 

GLYCERIDE is a 9 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Synonyms: acylglycerol
 
 See Also: animal oil, fat, glyceryl ester, triglyceride

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Glyc"er*ide\, n. [See {Glycerin}.] (Chem.)
A compound ether (formed from glycerin). Some glycerides
exist ready formed as natural fats, others are produced
artificially.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A lipid which consists of a glycerol molecule with one, two, or three fatty acids attached to it. These different types are called monoglycerides, diglycerides, and triglycerides, respectively. Glycerides are important fat storage molecules.
 

 

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