Definition of Glyceride

1. Noun. 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"

Exact synonyms: Acylglycerol
Generic synonyms: Animal Oil, Glyceryl Ester
Group relationships: Fat
Specialized synonyms: Triglyceride

Definition of Glyceride

1. n. A compound ether (formed from glycerin). Some glycerides exist ready formed as natural fats, others are produced artificially.

Definition of Glyceride

1. Noun. (organic chemistry) An ester of glycerol and one or more fatty acid; they are the major constituents of lipids. ¹

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Definition of Glyceride

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Medical Definition of Glyceride

1. 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. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Glyceride

glyceraldehdye 3 phosphate
glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate ferredoxin oxidoreductase
glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate
glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase
glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate phosphatase
glyceraldehydephosphate dehydrogenase
glyceric acid
glyceric aldehyde
glyceride (current term)
glycerin jelly
glycerin suppository
glycerinated gelatin
glycerinated tincture

Literary usage of Glyceride

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1884)
"In neither was there nausea or vomiting, or swelling of the mastoid region. (Archives of Otology, vol. xiii.) his experience in the use of boro-glyceride in ..."

2. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"The glyceride when first I formed is liquid, but on exposure to light I gradually ... the glyceride ..."

3. A Text-book of Physiological Chemistry for Students of Medicine by John Harper Long (1909)
"Myristic acid, HC^H^O-, in nutmeg butter and other fats as glyceride. Palmitic acid. HC.2H5.CX, as glyceride in many fats. ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... the solidifying point is from - 2" to - 10" C. Rape oil consists of a mixture of three simple fats or glycerides of fatty acids—the glyceride of oleic ..."

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