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Definition of the noun acylglycerol

What does acylglycerol mean as a name of something?


  1. an ester of glycerol and fatty acids that occurs naturally as fats and fatty oils
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonym of acylglycerol: glyceride
    • more generic terms: animal oil = any oil obtained from animal substances; glyceryl ester = an ester of glycerol
    • more specific word: triglyceride = glyceride occurring naturally in animal and vegetable tissues; it consists of three individual fatty acids bound together in a single large molecule
    • part of: fat = a soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and consisting of a mixture of lipids

Alternative definition of the noun acylglycerol


  1. [organic chemistry] Any ester of glycerol; glyceride

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Google previewDrug Toxicity in Embryonic Development I (2012)

Advances in Understanding Mechanisms of Birth Defects: Morphogenesis and Processes at Risk by Robert J. Kavlock, George P. Daston

acylglycerol is a potent activator of protein kinase C, while inositol 1,4, 5trisphosphate stimulates the release of calcium from its intracellular stores in the endoplasmic reticulum. Protein kinase C requires calcium for its activity, and this release ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Food and Health (2015)

The first acylation is catalyzed by acylCoA/glycerol phosphate 1-O- acyltransferase, known as GPAT, while the second acylation is catalyzed by acyl- CoA/1-acyl glycerol phosphate 2-O-acyltransferase, known as LPAT (because 1- acylglycerol ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Botany (2002)

by Jill Bailey

glyceride See acylglycerol. glycerol (glycerin; 1,2,3-propanetriol) An alcohol with three OH groups. Glycerol is biologically important as the alcohol involved in LIPID formation ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Microbiology (2009)

Acylglycerol Specificity The degree of hydrolysis exceeded 70% in the hydrolysis of several PUFA-containing oils with C. rugosa lipase, but the main components in the undigested acylglycerols were TAGs (>80%). This phenomenon can be ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Surface and Colloid Science (2006)

by P. Somasundaran

Lipases (acylglycerol hydrolases EC are a group of enzymes that digest triacylglycerols by hydro- lyzing the ester bonds and releasing FAs. They act at the O/W interface of emulsified, large-size lipid droplets.' ' Calculated kinetic ...

Google previewChoice Dictionary of Biology (2010)

by Sanjay Yadav

glyceride (acylglycerol): A fatty-acid ester of glycerol. glyceride: Fatty acid ester of glycerol. When all three –OH groups of glycerol are so esterified the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Biology (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin, Robert Hine

glyceride (acylglycerol) A fatty-acid ester of glycerol. Esterification can occur at one, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Food Microbiology (2014)

by Carl A. Batt

In Saccharomyces cerevisiae two categories, glycosyldiglyceride (1,2- acylglycerol and carbohydrate residue) and acylated sugar derivatives have been reported. Fungi, particularly yeasts and yeastlike organisms produce a variety of unusual ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Science (2010)

by Elizabeth A. Martin

glyceride (acylglycerol) A fatty-acid ester of glycerol. Esterification can occur at one, two, or all three hydroxyl groups of the glycerol molecule producing mono-, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Inland Waters (2009)

and examples of a tri acylglycerol anda wax ester molecule which belong to theneutral lipids ( lowerpanel). Neural ...

Google previewDictionary of Biomedical Science (2002)

by Peter J. Gosling

Also termed: glycosyl- acylglycerol; glycosyldiacylglycerol. glycolysis ( biochemistry) Conversion of glucose to lactic or PYRUVIC ACID with the release of ENERGY in the form of ADENOSINE TRIPHOSPHATE (ATP). In animals it may occur ...

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Video shows what acylglycerol means. Any ester of glycerol, glyceride. Acylglycerol Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio dictionary. How to say ...

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