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saponaceous

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EtymologyEdit

Latin sapo, -onis, soap; of Teutonic origin, and akin to English soap. See Soap

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

saponaceous (comparative more saponaceous, superlative most saponaceous)

  1. Resembling soap; having the qualities of soap; soapy.
  2. Slippery, evasive

Derived termsEdit

Saponaceous bodies are compounds of an acid and a base, and are in reality a kind of salt

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