from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A naturally occurring ester of three fatty acids and glycerol that is the chief constituent of fats and oils.

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  • n. A lipid, an ester of glycerol and three fatty acids (the same or different); the major constituent of animal and vegetable fats.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A glyceride formed by the replacement of three hydrogen atoms in glycerin by acid radicals.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In chem., a substitution product formed by the replacement of three hydrogen atoms in glycerol by acid radicals.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. glyceride occurring naturally in animal and vegetable tissues; it consists of three individual fatty acids bound together in a single large molecule; an important energy source forming much of the fat stored by the body


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From tri- + glyceride.


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