Science / Chemistry / Triglyceride: A triglyceride is an ester of glycerol and three fatty acids. Most animal fats are composed primarily of triglycerides. In the structures below, the fatty acids attached to the glycerol are represented by 'R'. The fatty acids can be the same or different.


Science / Chemistry / Glyceride: Glycerides are fats and oils that are esters of glycerol with one or more fatty acids. Monoglycerides, diglycerides, and triglycerides contain one, two, and three fatty acids linked to the glycerol, r MORE


Health / Fitness / Fat: Often referred to as lipids, or triglycerides, one of the main food groups, containing nine calories per gram. It serves a variety of functions in the body, however a high percentage of body fat has b MORE

Mixed Glyceride

Science / Chemistry / Mixed Glyceride: A diglyceride or triglyceride that contains more than one type of fatty acid connected to glycerol via an ester linkage. Natural oils and fats usually contain several different mixed glycerides. MORE


Science / Biology / Oils: Triglycerides that are liquid at room temperature. MORE


Science / Biology / Fats: 1. Triglycerides that are solid at room temperature. 2. A legendary pool player from Minnesota? MORE

Unsaturated Fat

Science / Biology / Unsaturated Fat: A triglyceride with double coavent bonds between some carbon atoms. MORE