Definition of glyceride in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡlɪs(ə)rʌɪd/


A fatty acid ester of glycerol.
Example sentences
  • Fatty acids form esters with alcohols, and the common esters are glycerides, because the alcohol involved is glycerol.
  • Sebum is produced in the sebaceous glands and consists of glycerides, wax esters, squalene, and cholesterol.
  • Cholesterol can mix with glycerides and phospholipids and it can apparently endow lipid mixtures with the ability to absorb water.

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