from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An ester formed between one or more acids and glycerol. Fatty acid esters with glycerol are found in plant oils and animal fats.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An ester of glycerol and one or more fatty acid; they are the major constituents of lipids.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A compound ether (formed from glycerin). Some glycerides exist ready formed as natural fats, others are produced artificially.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In chem., a compound ether of the triatomic alcohol glycerol or glycerin.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an ester of glycerol and fatty acids that occurs naturally as fats and fatty oils
glycer(in) + -ide.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)