noun. an ester of glycerol and fatty acids that occurs naturally as fats and fatty oils.
- glyceryl ester
- animal oil
Example sentences of the word glyceride
1. Noun, singular or mass
When a chain of mostly carbon and hydrogen atoms called a fatty acid is connected to one or more of the three positions on glycerol, the molecule is called a glyceride.
When your body needs to burn energy, two enzymes -- hormone sensitive lipase and adipose glyceride lipase -- break down the triglyceride in the fat cells to help fuel items such as the heart or skeletal muscles.