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An ester formed between one or more fatty acids and glycerol. Glycerides are found in plant oils and animal fats.
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(Chemistry) any fatty-acid ester of glycerol
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glyc•er•ide(ˈglɪs əˌraɪd, -ər ɪd)
an ester of glycerol and a fatty acid. Compare triglyceride.
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|Noun||1.||glyceride - 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"|
animal oil - any oil obtained from animal substances
fat - a soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and consisting of a mixture of lipids (mostly triglycerides); "pizza has too much fat"
triglyceride - glyceride occurring naturally in animal and vegetable tissues; it consists of three individual fatty acids bound together in a single large molecule; an important energy source forming much of the fat stored by the body
glyceryl ester - an ester of glycerol
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