monoglyceride

noun

mono·​glyc·​er·​ide ˌmä-nə-ˈgli-sə-ˌrīd How to pronounce monoglyceride (audio)
: any of various esters of glycerol in which only one of the three hydroxyl groups is esterified and which are often used as emulsifiers

Word History

First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of monoglyceride was in 1860

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“Monoglyceride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monoglyceride. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

monoglyceride

noun
mono·​glyc·​er·​ide ˌmän-ō-ˈglis-ə-ˌrīd How to pronounce monoglyceride (audio)
: 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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