Definition of glyceride in English:



  • A fatty acid ester of glycerol.

    • ‘It is one of the most commonly found saturated fatty acids and it occurs as glycerides in the majority of animal and vegetable fats.’
    • ‘Fatty acids form esters with alcohols, and the common esters are glycerides, because the alcohol involved is glycerol.’
    • ‘Cholesterol can mix with glycerides and phospholipids and it can apparently endow lipid mixtures with the ability to absorb water.’
    • ‘Sebum is produced in the sebaceous glands and consists of glycerides, wax esters, squalene, and cholesterol.’
    • ‘The glycerides of coconut oil are invariably a mixture of one, two, or three fatty acids.’