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ˈglɪs əˌraɪd, -ər ɪdglyc·eride

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. glyceride, acylglycerolnoun

    an ester of glycerol and fatty acids that occurs naturally as fats and fatty oils

    "fresh fats contain glycerides of fatty acids and very little free acid"

Wiktionary

  1. glyceridenoun

    An ester of glycerol and one or more fatty acid; they are the major constituents of lipids.

Wikipedia

  1. Glyceride

    Glycerides, more correctly known as acylglycerols, are esters formed from glycerol and fatty acids, and are generally very hydrophobic.Glycerol has three hydroxyl functional groups, which can be esterified with one, two, or three fatty acids to form mono-, di-, and triglycerides. These structures vary in their fatty acid alkyl groups as they can contain different carbon numbers, different degrees of unsaturation, and different configurations and positions of olefins. Vegetable oils and animal fats contain mostly triglycerides, but are broken down by natural enzymes (lipases) into mono and diglycerides and free fatty acids and glycerol. Soaps are formed from the reaction of glycerides with sodium hydroxide. The product of the reaction is glycerol and salts of fatty acids. Fatty acids in the soap emulsify the oils in dirt, enabling the removal of oily dirt with water. Partial glycerides are esters of glycerol with fatty acids, where not all the hydroxyl groups are esterified. Since some of their hydroxyl groups are free their molecules are polar. Partial glycerides may be monoglycerides (two hydroxyl groups free) or diglycerides (one hydroxyl group free). Short chain partial glycerides are more strongly polar than long chain partial glycerides, and have excellent solvent properties for many hard-to-solubilize drugs, making them valuable as excipients in improving the formulation of certain pharmaceuticals. The most common forms of acylglycerol are triglycerides, having high caloric value and usually yielding twice as much energy per gram as carbohydrate.

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  1. glyceride

    A glyceride is a type of lipid (fat) molecule formed from the combination of glycerol and fatty acids through esterification. The types of glycerides are categorized based on the number of fatty acid units attached to the glycerol molecule - monoglycerides (one fatty acid), diglycerides (two fatty acids), and triglycerides (three fatty acids). These are the primary constituents of many natural oils and fats.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Glyceridenoun

    a compound ether (formed from glycerin). Some glycerides exist ready formed as natural fats, others are produced artificially

  2. Etymology: [See Glycerin.]

Wikidata

  1. Glyceride

    Glycerides, more correctly known as acylglycerols, are esters formed from glycerol and fatty acids. Glycerol has three hydroxyl functional groups, which can be esterified with one, two, or three fatty acids to form monoglycerides, diglycerides, and triglycerides. Vegetable oils and animal fats contain mostly triglycerides, but are broken down by natural enzymes into mono and diglycerides and free fatty acids. Soaps are formed from the reaction of glycerides with sodium hydroxide. The product of the reaction is glycerol and salts of fatty acids. Fatty acids in the soap emulsify the oils in dirt, enabling the removal of oily dirt with water. Partial glycerides are esters of glycerol with fatty acids, where not all the hydroxyl groups are esterified. Since some of its hydroxyl groups are free the molecule is polar. Short chain partial glycerides are more highly polarized, and have excellent solvent properties for many hard-to-solubilize drugs.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of glyceride in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of glyceride in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7


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