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Pronunciation: mon'o-as'il-glis'er-ol

Definition: Glycerol with an acyl moiety esterified to position 1 (1-monoacylglycerol) or position 2 (2-monoacylglycerol); an intermediate in the degradation and synthesis of lipids; 2-monoacylglycerols are a major end product of triacylglycerol degradation.

Synonym(s): monoglyceride

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