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 (săp′ə-nĭn, sə-pō′-)
Any of various plant glycosides that form soapy lathers when mixed and agitated with water, used in detergents, foaming agents, and emulsifiers.

[From Latin sāpō, sāpōn-, hair dye, of Germanic origin.]


(ˈsæpənɪn) or


(Botany) any of a group of plant glycosides with a steroid structure that foam when shaken and are used in detergents
[C19: from French saponine, from Latin sāpō soap]


(ˈsæp ə nɪn)

any of various glucosides, obtained from soapwort and other plants, that form a stable foam in water: used commercially in beverages, fire extinguishers, and detergents.
[1825–35; < French saponine < Latin sāpōn-, s. of sāpō soap + French -ine -in1]
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Noun1.saponin - any of various plant glucosides that form soapy lathers when mixed and agitated with water; used in detergents and foaming agents and emulsifiers
glucoside - a glycoside derived from glucose
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