triglyceride

noun

tri·​glyc·​er·​ide (ˌ)trī-ˈgli-sə-ˌrīd How to pronounce triglyceride (audio)
: any of a group of lipids that are esters formed from one molecule of glycerol and three molecules of one or more fatty acids, are widespread in adipose tissue, and commonly circulate in the blood in the form of lipoproteins

Examples of triglyceride in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For example, obesity is associated with hypertension and high triglyceride levels. Kelly Wood, Verywell Health, 16 Feb. 2024 Exercising a few days a week can further decrease your LDL and triglyceride levels while increasing HDL cholesterol, Kopecky said. Knvul Sheikh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Feb. 2024 Blood lipids include total cholesterol, low-density lipoproteins (LDL), high-density lipoproteins (HLD), and triglycerides. Rebecca Jaspan, Mph, Rd, Cdn, Cdces, Health, 31 May 2023 There is one group of people who might be an exception—those with very high triglycerides. Sarah Garone, Health, 29 Aug. 2023 Health care providers should also cross-check for cholesterol, triglycerides and blood pressure, among other measurements. Lucy Tu, Scientific American, 5 July 2023 Fish oil has also been shown to reduce blood pressure and triglyceride levels. Avery Hurt, Discover Magazine, 3 Jan. 2024 Her triglycerides, blood pressure, and blood sugar were high. Isabella Cueto, STAT, 17 July 2023 This exceptional blend encompasses 7.7 grams of BHB (beta-hydroxybutyrate) and 5 grams of MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides), meticulously incorporated to facilitate rigorous training while maintaining a state of ketosis. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 23 July 2023 See More

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First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of triglyceride was in 1860

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“Triglyceride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/triglyceride. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

triglyceride

noun
tri·​glyc·​er·​ide (ˈ)trī-ˈglis-ə-ˌrīd How to pronounce triglyceride (audio)
: any of a group of lipids that are esters formed from one molecule of glycerol and three molecules of one or more fatty acids, are widespread in adipose tissue, and commonly circulate in the blood in the form of lipoproteins

called also neutral fat

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