glyc·​er·​ide | \ ˈgli-sə-ˌrīd How to pronounce glyceride (audio) \

Definition of glyceride

: an ester of glycerol especially with fatty acids

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Other Words from glyceride

glyceridic \ ˌgli-​sə-​ˈri-​dik How to pronounce glyceridic (audio) \ adjective

Examples of glyceride in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As the steelworks, glyceride refineries, car plants and warehouses up here have closed, they have been replaced by studios for film editors and artists, glass office towers, shopping malls and recycling plants. The Economist, "Take the B trainA day crossing Paris by train," 16 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of glyceride

circa 1864, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of glyceride was circa 1864

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“Glyceride.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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

Medical Definition of glyceride

: an ester of glycerol especially with fatty acids

Other Words from glyceride

glyceridic \ ˌglis-​ə-​ˈrid-​ik How to pronounce glyceridic (audio) \ adjective

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