triglyceride

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noun tri·glyc·er·ide \(ˌ)trī-ˈgli-sə-ˌrīd\

Definition of triglyceride

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of triglyceride

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1860


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triglyceride

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noun tri·glyc·er·ide \(ˈ)trī-ˈglis-ə-ˌrīd\

Medical Definition of triglyceride

  1. :  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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