glyceryl

noun

glyc·​er·​yl ˈgli-s(ə-)rəl How to pronounce glyceryl (audio)
: a radical derived from glycerol by removal of hydroxide
especially : a trivalent radical CH2CHCH2

Examples of glyceryl in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of glyceryl was in 1845

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“Glyceryl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glyceryl. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

glyceryl

noun
glyc·​er·​yl ˈglis-(ə-)rəl How to pronounce glyceryl (audio)
: a radical derived from glycerol by removal of hydroxide
especially : a trivalent radical CH2CHCH2
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