Glyceride

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Description

A natural or synthetic ester of glycerol. A glyceride may be formed by the replacement of one or more of the hydroxyl groups in glycerol with an fatty acid. Natural oils and fats are the primary source for glycerides.

See also triglyceride.

Synonyms and Related Terms

glycerides

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • R. J. Gettens, G.L. Stout, Painting Materials, A Short Encyclopaedia, Dover Publications, New York, 1966
  • Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: Fat." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2004. Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service. 14 Apr. 2004 .

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