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Meaning of triglyceride

tri•glyc•er•ide

Pronunciation: (trī-glis'u-rīd", -ur-id), [key]
— n., Biochem., Chem.
  1. an ester obtained from glycerol by the esterification of three hydroxyl groups with fatty acids, naturally occurring in animal and vegetable tissues: an important energy source forming much of the fat stored by the body. Cf. glyceride.
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