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A trivalent alkyl group, CH2CH2, obtained from glycerol by the removal of hydroxyl groups.


(Chemistry) (modifier) derived from glycerol by replacing or removing one or more of its hydroxyl groups: a glyceryl group or radical.


(ˈglɪs ər ɪl)
the trivalent group (C3H5)-3, derived from glycerol.
[1835–45; glycer (in) + -yl]
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Noun1.glyceryl - a trivalent radical derived from glycerol by removing the three hydroxyl radicals
chemical group, radical, group - (chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule
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The Triacetin is likewise recognized as glyceryl triacetate and triglyceride 1, 2, 3-triacetoxypropane.
Human trials using lithium citrate, glyceryl triacetate, and topiramate have been documented.
In order to explore whether the ester groups have an important effect on the hydration and hardening of cement, five common organic compounds, ethyl acetate, dimethyl oxalate, glyceryl triacetate, trimethyl phosphate, and triethanolamine borate, were selected for comparative experiments in this study.