Definition of glyceryl in English:



  • [as modifier] Of or denoting a radical derived from glycerol by replacement of one or more hydrogen atoms.

    ‘glyceryl trinitrate’
    • ‘Special fats which incorporate an emulsifier, usually glyceryl monostearate, are available to the commercial baker.’
    • ‘Active compound combinations having a content of glyceryl alkyl ethers and cosmetic and dermatological formulations comprising such active compound combinations’
    • ‘Sensitisation to glyceryl monothioglycolate is common, and in 1995 hair cosmetics manufacturers agreed with the hairdressers' guild to stop the use of this allergen in permanent wave solutions.’
    • ‘Another derivative, guaiacol glyceryl ether, is an ingredient in cough medicines, and glycerol methacrylate is used in the manufacture of soft contact lenses to make them permeable to air.’
    • ‘Our sample-preparation methods split the fatty acids from the alcohol components of glyceryl and steryl esters to form fatty-acid methyl esters, which are more amenable to analysis through gas chromatography-mass spectrometry.’


Mid 19th century: from glycerine + -yl.