1. glyceride

noun. an ester of glycerol and fatty acids that occurs naturally as fats and fatty oils.


  • glyceryl ester
  • animal oil
  • fat
  • triglyceride


  • ectomorphic
  • angular
  • mesomorphic
  • leanness

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Sentences with 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.

2. Adjective
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.