Definition of glyceryl in US English:



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

    ‘glyceryl trinitrate’
    • ‘Active compound combinations having a content of glyceryl alkyl ethers and cosmetic and dermatological formulations comprising such active compound combinations’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Special fats which incorporate an emulsifier, usually glyceryl monostearate, are available to the commercial baker.’
    • ‘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.’


Mid 19th century: from glycerin + -yl.