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Search Results for: triglyceride

Triglyceride

Definition noun, plural: triglycerides An energy-rich compound made up of a single molecule of glycerol and three molecules... Read More

Glycerol

Definition noun glyc•er•ol, ˈglɪs əˌrɔl A sugar alcohol made up of two polyols derived from saponification of... Read More

Lipid

A biomolecule refers to any molecule that is produced by living organisms. As such, most of them are organic molecules. The... Read More

Glyceride

Definition noun, plural: glycerides (biochemistry) Any of the esters formed from glycerol reacting with fatty acids, and... Read More

Lipogenesis

Definition noun The synthesis of lipid (fat) Supplement Lipogenesis is the process of producing lipid or fat. In biology,... Read More

Glycerolipid

Definition noun, plural: glycerolipids A type of lipid made up of a glycerol linked esterically to a fatty acid Supplement A... Read More

A Balanced Diet – Carbohydrates and Fat

Alongside the numerous vitamins that are required as part of a healthy diet, we must also eat food containing a variety of... Read More

Fat

Definition noun plural: fats fats, fæts A term largely applied to storage lipids in animal tissues that are usually solid... Read More

Lipolysis

Definition noun The process of breaking down of lipids (fats) into fatty acids and glycerol Supplement Lipolysis is the... Read More

Fructose

Fructose Definition Fructose is a ketohexose monosaccharide with a chemical formula of C6H12O6. It is the sweetest of all... Read More

Diglyceride

Definition noun, plural: diglycerides A glyceride consisting of a glycerol and two fatty acid molecules joined through ester... Read More

Monoglyceride

Definition noun, plural: monoglycerides A glyceride consisting of a glycerol and a molecule of fatty acid joined via an... Read More

Pancreatic lipase

Definition noun, plural: pancreatic lipases A pancreatic enzyme that splits dietary fats by hydrolyzing triacyglycerol... Read More

Palmitin

Definition noun, plural: palmitins A solid, white, crystallizable fat in animal and plant tissues Supplement Palmitin... Read More

Oil

oil A triglyceride that is liquid at room temperature. Compare: fat. A slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance... Read More

Chyle

Definition noun, plural: chyles A body fluid in the small intestine, containing mainly of emulsified fats and aids in the... Read More

Gastric chief cell

Definition noun, plural: gastric chief cells An epithelial cell that is found mainly in the mucosal layer of the stomach... Read More

Pancreatic juice

Definition noun The transparent fluid secreted by the pancreas composed mainly of water, electrolytes, and... Read More

Endomembrane system

Ever wondered how biomolecules are made within the cell and then they are released outside the cell for use by the body?... Read More

High-density lipoprotein cholesterol

Definition noun High-density lipoprotein carrying a cholesterol molecule at its center Supplement A lipoprotein is an... Read More

Adipose tissue

Definition noun, plural: adipose tissues A special connective tissue made up mainly of adipocytes that synthesize and store... Read More

Glycogen

Definition noun plural: glycogens gly·co·gen, glī′kə-jən A multi-branched polymer of glucose, mainly produced in... Read More

Chylomicron

Definition noun, plural: chylomicrons Any of the lipoprotein particles found in blood and lymph that is associated with the... Read More

Adenosine monophosphate

Definition noun plural: adenosine monophosphates (biochemistry) A nucleotide composed of adenine, ribose and a phosphate... Read More

Lipase

Definition noun, plural: lipases A water-soluble enzyme catalyzing hydrolysis of lipids, thereby breaking down fats into... Read More

Stearic acid

Definition noun, plural: stearic acids A eighteen-carbon fatty acid, with the formula: C18H36O2 Supplement A fatty acid is a... Read More

Sebum

Definition noun An oily substance produced and secreted by sebaceous gland Supplement Sebum is the substance produced and... Read More

Adipocyte

Definition noun, plural: adipocytes A specialized connective tissue cell that stores fat (lipid); the predominant cell in... Read More

Fatty acid

Definition noun plural: fatty acids'' fatty acid, ˈfætɪ ˈæsɪd Any of the group of a long chain of hydrocarbon... Read More

Brown adipose tissue

Definition noun, plural: brown adipose tissues A type of adipose tissue found in mammals that is brownish as opposed to... Read More

Sucrose

Definition noun plural: sucroses su·crose, ˈsukɹoʊs A disaccharide with a chemical formula of C12H22O11 that occurs in... Read More

White adipose tissue

Definition noun, plural: white adipose tissues A type of adipose tissue found in mammals used to store energy and acts as... Read More