Definition of Monoacylglycerol

1. Noun. (organic chemistry) monoglyceride ¹



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Medical Definition of Monoacylglycerol

1. Glycerol with an acyl moiety esterified to position 1 (i.e., 1-monoacylglycerol) or position 2 (i.e., 2-monoacylglycerol); an intermediate in the degradation and synthesis of lipids; 2 monoacylglycerols are a major end product of triacylglycerol degradation. Monoacylglycerol acyltransferase, an intestinal enzyme that catalyses the reaction of 2-monoacylglycerol and acyl-CoA to form coenzyme A and 1,2-diacylglycerol. Monoacylglycerol lipase, an enzyme that catalyses the hydrolysis of monoacylglycerol to produce a fatty acid anion and glycerol; a part of lipid degradation. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Monoacylglycerol

mono-iodotyrosine
mono-theism
mono-unsaturate
mono-unsaturates
mono theism
monoacetone
monoacetylated
monoacetylation
monoacid
monoacidic
monoacids
monoacrylate
monoacyl
monoacylation
monoacylations
monoacylglycerol (current term)
monoacylglycerol lipases
monoacylglycerophosphorylglycerophosphorylglycerol phosphodiesterase
monoadduct
monoaldehyde
monoalkene
monoalkenes
monoalkenylated
monoalkoxide
monoalkoxides
monoalkyl
monoalkylated
monoalkylation
monoalkylations
monoalkynylation

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