Latin sapo, -onis, soap; of Teutonic origin, and akin to English soap. See Soap
saponaceous (comparative more saponaceous, superlative most saponaceous)
- Resembling soap; having the qualities of soap; soapy.
- Slippery, evasive
Saponaceous bodies are compounds of an acid and a base, and are in reality a kind of salt
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