Triglyceride

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Example o an unsaturatit fat triglyceride (C55H98O6). Left pairt: glycerol; richt pairt, frae tap tae bottom: palmitic acid, oleic acid, alpha-linolenic acid.

A triglyceride (TG, triacylglycerol, TAG, or triacylglyceride) is an ester derived frae glycerol an three fatty acids (tri- + glyceride).[1]

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  1. "Nomenclature of Lipids". IUPAC-IUB Commission on Biochmical Nomenclature (CBN). Retrieved 2007-03-08.