biology difference between lipids and triglyceride Watch

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hi, I would like to know if triglyceride is a polymer and why and is lipid a polymer and why? thanks for your help
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Triglycerides are a type of lipid, consisting of a glycerol ‘head’ and three fatty acids for a ‘tail’. These are also known as the monomers of a triglyceride, with a triglyceride being a macromolecule or a polymer.

Lipids are a class of organic biological molecule, also known as fats and oils, defined by being a molecule which is soluble in non-polar solvents. Overall lipids wouldn’t be considered polymers as the structures of the different types vary greatly.
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but I thought only 1 monomer type e.g. nucleotides can only make a polymer. e.g. you can't have 2 monomer types making a polymer?
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https://sciencing.com/monomers-trigl...s-5652222.html
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thanks very much for your help
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(Original post by L.D.S.)
Triglycerides are a type of lipid, consisting of a glycerol ‘head’ and three fatty acids for a ‘tail’. These are also known as the monomers of a triglyceride, with a triglyceride being a macromolecule or a polymer.

Lipids are a class of organic biological molecule, also known as fats and oils, defined by being a molecule which is soluble in non-polar solvents. Overall lipids wouldn’t be considered polymers as the structures of the different types vary greatly.
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leave him alone ya joke
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