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 Patrick’s first awakening took place at the doctor’s office, when he was told his triglyceride levels were high. Dalila Thomas, Dallas News, "Dallas private chef, inspired by his young son, loses more than 100 pounds," 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, "The Mount Vesuvius eruption was so hot, one man’s brain turned to glass.," 22 Jan. 2020 Others develop high triglycerides or cholesterol on the same diet. Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel, Scientific American, "Personalized Nutrition: The Latest on DNA-Based Diets," 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, "Vegetarian Diet May Lower Stroke Risk," 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, "Retail sales rose modestly in November, as consumers cut discretionary spending," 14 Dec. 2019 Currently the drug, Vascepa, is approved for a relatively narrow group of patients with extremely high levels of triglycerides, a type of fat in the blood linked to heart disease. NBC News, "Wider use of prescription-strength fish oil to prevent heart attack backed by FDA panel," 15 Nov. 2019 Fat is made up of triglycerides, or a glycerol molecule with three fatty acids attached. Environmental Nutrition, sun-sentinel.com, "How to choose the best oil for you," 28 Aug. 2019 They’re most often seen in the form of triglycerides, which are three fatty acid molecules stacked on top of each other and bonded at the carboxylic acid ends. A.a. Newton, SELF, "Do You Really Need to Put Fatty Acids on Your Face?," 28 Aug. 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 7 Jul. 2020.

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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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