triglyceride

triglyceride is a topic covered in the Taber's Medical Dictionary.

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(trī-glĭs′ĕr-īd )

Any combinations of glycerol with three of five different fatty acids. These substances, triacylglycerols, are also called neutral fats. In the blood, triglycerides are combined with proteins to form lipoproteins. The liver synthesizes lipoproteins to transport fats to other tissues, where they are a source of energy. Fat in adipose tissue is stored energy.
SYN: SEE: triacylglycerol
SEE: hyperlipoproteinemia

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