glyceryl [glis-er-il] ExamplesWord Origin adjective
- containing the glyceryl group.
Stearine, a constituent of tallow, is a compound of glyceryl and stearic acid.
British Dictionary definitions for glyceryl glyceryl noun
- (modifier) derived from glycerol by replacing or removing one or more of its hydroxyl groupsa glyceryl group or radical
glyceryl in Medicine glyceryl [glĭs′ər-əl] n.
- A trivalent radical obtained from glycerol by the removal of hydroxyl groups.
glyceryl in Science glyceryl [glĭs′ər-əl]
- The radical CH2CH(OH)CH2OH, obtained from glycerol by removing one hydroxyl (OH) group.
- The radical CH2CHCH2, obtained from glycerol by removing all three hydroxyl (OH) groups. This radical is a component of many natural oils and fats.