1. The trivalent radical, C3H53−, of glycerol; often used in error for glycero- or glycerol. 2. Any group derived from glycerol by removing one or more of the hydroxyl groups.
- g. alcohol SYN: glycerol.
- g. borate SYN: boroglycerin.
- g. guaiacolate SYN: guaifenesin.
- g. iodide an organic form of iodine which slowly liberates iodine in the body after oral administration. Used primarily as an expectorant/mucolytic. SYN: 3-iodo-1,2-propanediol, γ-iodopropyleneglycol.
- g. monostearate the ester of glycerol and one molecule of stearic acid; used in the manufacture of cosmetic creams and dermatologic preparations.
- g. triacetate SYN: triacetin.
- g. tributyrate SYN: tributyrin.
- g. tricaprate SYN: caprin.
- g. trinitrate SYN: nitroglycerin.

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glyc·er·yl 'glis-(ə-)rəl n a radical derived from glycerol by removal of hydroxide esp a trivalent radical CH2CHCH2

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glyc·er·yl (glisґər-əl) the mono-, di-, or trivalent radical formed by removal of a hydrogen from one, two, or three of the hydroxy groups of glycerol.

Medical dictionary. 2011.