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glyceride an ester of glycerol that is the main component of fatty tissue.
glycerin a sweet colorless or yellowish syrupy alcohol; glycerol.
humectant a substance, such as glycerol, that holds moisture or, in combination, helps other substances to do so. [1/2 definitions]
lipase any of several enzymes produced by the liver or pancreas that aids digestion by breaking down fats into fatty acids and glycerol.
phosphatide a lipid compound, such as lecithin, that contains both phosphoric acid and glycerol and occurs in the fatty tissue of cellular organisms.
steapsin an enzyme in the pancreatic juice that facilitates the hydrolysis of fats into fatty acids and glycerol.
triglyceride an ester derived from glycerol and three fatty acid radicals which is the main component of fats and oils.