Definitions

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

  • n. A naturally occurring ester of three fatty acids and glycerol that is the chief constituent of fats and oils.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A lipid, an ester of glycerol and three fatty acids (the same or different); the major constituent of animal and vegetable fats.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A glyceride formed by the replacement of three hydrogen atoms in glycerin by acid radicals.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In chem., a substitution product formed by the replacement of three hydrogen atoms in glycerol by acid radicals.

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

  • n. glyceride occurring naturally in animal and vegetable tissues; it consists of three individual fatty acids bound together in a single large molecule; an important energy source forming much of the fat stored by the body

Etymologies

From tri- + glyceride. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • MCT (medium-chain triglyceride) oil may be recommended to add extra calories to the diet and help your child grow.

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  • Slide 26: Fatty Acids Animal fats and vegetable oils are both triesters of x glycerol, hence the name triglyceride • hydrolysis of a triglyceride in aqueous base followed by acidification gives glycerol and three fatty acids O RCOOH CH2 OH O CH2 OCR 1.

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  • Fat is stored as a triglyceride, which is three fatty acids hooked on to a glycerol molecule.

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  • Furthermore, the liver converts fructose far more readily to a fat called triglyceride, than it does with glucose.

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  • A fat molecule is a triglyceride, which is formed from one molecule of glycerol and three fatty acids.

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  • When there is a lot of carbohydrate, fat turns into triglyceride, which is bad for your heart, and that's a bad thing.

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  • Because of the way in which its composition is built up, the chemical substance having this form is known as a triglyceride, and all oils and fats are made up of a mixture of these triglycerides.

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  • The shake contains caprylic triglyceride, a compound derived from coconut oil that is metabolized in the liver to produce ketone bodies, which serve as alternate brain fuel for Alzheimer's patients, the company says.

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  • This test includes total cholesterol, LDL (bad cholesterol), HDL (good cholesterol) and triglyceride level.

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