Etymology
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triglyceride (n.)

1860, malformed from tri- + glyceride. So called for the three radicals which replace the three hydrogen atoms.

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Definitions of triglyceride

triglyceride (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;
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