Definition of triglyceride in English:

triglyceride

Line breaks: tri|gly¦cer|ide
Pronunciation: /trʌɪˈɡlɪsərʌɪd
 
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noun

Chemistry
An ester formed from glycerol and three fatty acid groups. Triglycerides are the main constituents of natural fats and oils.
More example sentences
  • Human sebaceous glands secrete a lipid mixture of mainly triglycerides, wax esters, free fatty acids, and squalene.
  • Fatty acids are translated to energy by the lipases, the enzymes that break triglycerides into three fatty acids and a glycerol molecule.
  • The digestion of triglycerides to fatty acids also produces these ions.

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