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Meaning of TRIGLYCERIDE

Pronunciation:  trI'glisu`rId

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  glyceride occurring naturally in animal and vegetable tissues; it consists of three individual fatty acids bound together in a single large molecule; an important energy source forming much of the fat stored by the body
 

TRIGLYCERIDE is a 12 letter word that starts with T.

 

 See Also: acylglycerol, fat, glyceride, lipid, lipide, lipoid

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Tri*glyc"er*ide\, n. [Pref. tri- + glyceride.]
(Chem.)
A glyceride formed by the replacement of three hydrogen atoms
in glycerin by acid radicals.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: A complex molecule, made of fatty acids, which is the main component of dietary and body fat. A form of fat that the body can make from sugar, alcohol or excess calories.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A type of lipid that consists of glycerol with three fatty acids bound to it.

A high triglyceride count in a person's blood is a symptom of diseases such as diabetes. The body needs insulin to remove excess triglycerides from the blood.

Having elevated amounts of triglycerides in your blood may also increase the risk of heart disease (a normal reading is less than 200 mg/dl). You can generally lower the amount of triglyceride in your blood by exercising, eating a low-fat diet, and losing weight.

 

 

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