di·​glyc·​er·​ide ˌdī-ˈgli-sə-rīd How to pronounce diglyceride (audio)
: an ester formed from glycerol by reacting two of its hydroxyl groups with fatty acids

Examples of diglyceride in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In my jar from the SunButter brand, mono- and diglycerides are also on the list. Alysha Witwicki, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 30 Aug. 2019 Without mono- and diglycerides, the sauce was chalky and gray. Heather Haddon, WSJ, 12 Oct. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of diglyceride was in 1918

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“Diglyceride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diglyceride. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition


di·​glyc·​er·​ide dī-ˈglis-ə-ˌrīd How to pronounce diglyceride (audio)
: an ester of glycerol that contains two ester groups and involves one or two acids

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