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 So, especially for those of you looking to reduce your triglyceride cholesterol, talk to the farmers at your local market. Dr. Michael Daignault, USA TODAY, 21 July 2022 This ensures superior absorption to fish, or algae oils in their triglyceride or ethyl ester forms, and given the presence of polar lipids, including phospholipids and glycolipids, even higher absorption than krill oil. Christopher Marquis, Forbes, 15 July 2022 This protein powder is formulated without GMOs and made from just a few ingredients including organic pea protein and organic coconut medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil. Good Housekeeping, 9 June 2022 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 See More

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First Known Use of triglyceride

1860, in the meaning defined above

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25 Jul 2022

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“Triglyceride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/triglyceride. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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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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