A compound ether (formed from glycerin). Some glycerides exist ready formed as natural fats, others are produced artificially.
monoglyceride; diglyceride; triglyceride. Glycerides are fats and oils that are esters of glycerol with one or more fatty acids. Monoglycerides, diglycerides, and triglycerides contain one, two, and three fatty acids linked to the glycerol, respectively.
More strictly, triglyceride, which is an ester formed by the combination of one molecule of glycerol and three molecules of fatty acid. Glycerides occur naturally in oils and fats.