from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An ester formed between one or more acids and glycerol. Fatty acid esters with glycerol are found in plant oils and animal fats.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In chem., a compound ether of the triatomic alcohol glycerol or glycerin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun organic chemistry An ester of glycerol and one or more fatty acid; they are the major constituents of lipids.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an ester of glycerol and fatty acids that occurs naturally as fats and fatty oils


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[glycer(in) + –ide.]


  • A glyceride is a combination of glycerol with fatty acids, a so-called ester.

    1. Oil Plants and their Potential Use

  • It is not repellent, it is some form of lard or long chain poly-glyceride that one goops onto the skin.

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  • The Goal: Chemically speaking, vegetable oil is a tri-glyceride.


  • Conventional oilseed crops, such as soybean, corn, olive, and peanut, produce glyceride oils, in which fatty acids are connected to a glycerol molecule.

    4 Jojoba Oil

  • KALICKOV, M. and HADZIJSKI, Cv. (1963) An investigation of Fructus anisi and its essential and glyceride oils.

    Chapter 5

  • All oils and fats contain more or less free acidity; but excess of acidity, though it may be due to the decomposition of the glyceride, and does not always denote rancidity, is undesirable in soap-making material.

    The Handbook of Soap Manufacture

  • By this method, sulpho-compounds of the glyceride are first formed, which readily emulsify with water, and, on treatment with steam, liberate fatty acids, the glycerol remaining partly in the form of glycero-sulphuric acid.

    The Handbook of Soap Manufacture

  • The first mixed glyceride to be discovered was oleodistearin,

    The Handbook of Soap Manufacture

  • Ordinary milling soap is used as a basis for this soap; the settled soap direct from the copper at 170° F. (77° C.) is carefully neutralised with bicarbonate of sodium, oleic or stearic acids, or boro-glyceride, perfumed and aerated.

    The Handbook of Soap Manufacture

  • It was formerly considered that the three acid radicles in any naturally occurring glyceride were identical, corresponding to the formula --

    The Handbook of Soap Manufacture


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