monoglyceride

noun mono·glyc·er·ide \ ˌmä-nə-ˈgli-sə-ˌrīd \

Definition of monoglyceride

: any of various esters of glycerol in which only one of the three hydroxyl groups is esterified and which are often used as emulsifiers

First Known Use of monoglyceride

1860

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monoglyceride

noun mono·glyc·er·ide \ ˌmän-ō-ˈglis-ə-ˌrīd \

medical Definition of monoglyceride

: any of various esters of glycerol in which only one of the three hydroxyl groups is esterified and which are often used as emulsifiers

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