Pronunciation: (glis'u-rīd", -ur-id), [key]
—n. Chem., Biochem.
any of a group of esters obtained from glycerol by the replacement of one, two, or three hydroxyl groups with a fatty acid: the principal constituent of adipose tissue. Cf. monoglyceride, diglyceride, triglyceride.
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