di·​glyc·​er·​ide | \ ˌdī-ˈgli-sə-rīd How to pronounce diglyceride (audio) \

Definition of diglyceride

: an ester formed from glycerol by reacting two of its hydroxyl groups with fatty acids

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In my jar from the SunButter brand, mono- and diglycerides are also on the list. Alysha Witwicki, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Sunflower seed butter is an allergen-free answer to nut butters, for baking and more," 30 Aug. 2019 Without mono- and diglycerides, the sauce was chalky and gray. Heather Haddon, WSJ, "Anyone for Diglycerides? Anyone? Food Scientists Are Getting Fed Up With Picky Eaters," 12 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of diglyceride

1918, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of diglyceride was in 1918

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di·​glyc·​er·​ide | \ dī-ˈglis-ə-ˌrīd How to pronounce diglyceride (audio) \

Medical Definition of diglyceride

: an ester of glycerol that contains two ester groups and involves one or two acids

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