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Definition of "triglyceride" [tri•glyc•er•ide]

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

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "triglyceride" in a sentence
  • "MCT (medium-chain triglyceride) oil may be recommended to add extra calories to the diet and help your child grow."
  • "Slide 26: Fatty Acids Animal fats and vegetable oils are both triesters of x glycerol, hence the name triglyceride • hydrolysis of a triglyceride in aqueous base followed by acidification gives glycerol and three fatty acids O RCOOH CH2 OH O CH2 OCR 1."
  • "Lowering cholesterol and a type of fat, or lipid, called triglyceride are thought to lead to decreased cardiac events, though TriLipix hasn't been shown to prevent heart disease or heart attacks, according to Abbott."