triglyceride etymology

English word triglyceride comes from English tri-, English glyceride

Detailed word origin of triglyceride

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
tri- English (eng) (chemistry) Used in combination with a known element name (e.g. 'tri-silicon') to designate an unknown element that would reside three periods lower than the known element on a Mendeleev-type periodic table. See Mendeleev's predicted elements. Three.
glyceride English (eng) (organic chemistry) An ester of glycerol and one or more fatty acid; they are the major constituents of lipids.
triglyceride English (eng) (chemistry) A lipid, an ester of glycerol and three fatty acids (the same or different); the major constituent of animal and vegetable fats.

Words with the same origin as triglyceride

Descendants of tri-
Trifluvian triamide triathlete triathlon tributyrin tricorder tricuspid tridermic triester trifecta trifunctional trihydrofluoride triiodo trilateral trilayer trilevel trilithium trilobite trioxygen triparalogous triphasic triseralous tristate triuranium trong
Descendants of glyceride
glyceridase glyceridic hypertriglyceridaemia