triglyceride

noun
tri·​glyc·​er·​ide | \ (ˌ)trī-ˈgli-sə-ˌrīd How to pronounce triglyceride (audio) \

Definition of triglyceride

: 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 Managing blood sugar, as well as maintaining normal cholesterol and triglyceride levels is also key. Lisa Drayer, CNN, 1 June 2021 Increases in blood sugar, cholesterol, and fat (triglyceride) levels. Noel Mumford, Essence, 27 May 2021 Omega-3s from seafood benefit the heart in many ways, including slowing the growth of plaque build-up that can clog arteries, decreasing blood triglyceride levels and reducing the risk of arrhythmias (abnormal heartbeats). Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, 4 Apr. 2021 Patrick’s first awakening took place at the doctor’s office, when he was told his triglyceride levels were high. Dalila Thomas, Dallas News, 17 June 2020 Co-author Piero Pucci of CEINGE analyzed the glassy material inside the skull and found traces of fatty acids common to the triglycerides in the human brain, along with human hair components. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 22 Jan. 2020 Others develop high triglycerides or cholesterol on the same diet. Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel, Scientific American, 27 Sep. 2019 But even after controlling for hypertension, cholesterol and triglyceride levels, smoking, alcohol consumption, diabetes and other factors, the large reduction in stroke risk for people who avoided meat and fish remained. Nicholas Bakalar, New York Times, 10 Mar. 2020 Vascepa was first approved in 2012 as a treatment for people with severely high levels of triglycerides, a type of fat, in their blood. Washington Post, 14 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of triglyceride

1860, in the meaning defined above

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“Triglyceride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/triglyceride. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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triglyceride

noun
tri·​glyc·​er·​ide | \ (ˈ)trī-ˈglis-ə-ˌrīd How to pronounce triglyceride (audio) \

Medical Definition of triglyceride

: 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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