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TRIGLYCERIDE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does triglyceride mean? 

TRIGLYCERIDE (noun)
  The noun TRIGLYCERIDE has 1 sense:

1. 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

  Familiarity information: TRIGLYCERIDE used as a noun is very rare.


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TRIGLYCERIDE (noun)


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Meaning:

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

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Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("triglyceride" is a kind of...):

acylglycerol; glyceride (an ester of glycerol and fatty acids that occurs naturally as fats and fatty oils)

lipid; lipide; lipoid (an oily organic compound insoluble in water but soluble in organic solvents; essential structural component of living cells (along with proteins and carbohydrates))

Holonyms ("triglyceride" is a substance of...):

fat (a soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and consisting of a mixture of lipids (mostly triglycerides))


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