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Triglycerides

Synonym(s)

  • TG - Triglyceride
  • triacylglycerol

Definition(s)

Compound consisting of three molecules of fatty acid esterified to glycerol; a neutral fat synthesized from carbohydrates for storage in animal adipose cells.

Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Fats composed of three fatty acid chains linked to a glycerol molecule.

Definition from: NCI Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: December 16, 2014