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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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These shells contain a substance called saponin that produces a soaping effect.
Apart from source-dependent, levels of saponin additions apparently influenced the response as well.
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Kits are conveniently packaged with two separate squeeze bottles of phosphate buffer with Saponin for easy dispensing, and to eliminate waste.
Recent evidence highlighted saponin contribution to the health benefit of some foodstuffs, and also as one of the active components in some herbal medicines [8, 9].
Consequently, triterpenoid saponin structures have become the synthetic targets of many research groups (12).
19) reported the use of commercial saponin from Quillaja saponaria bark as a natural larvicidal against Aedes aegypti and Culex pipens.
8] studied the benefits of saponin supplementation to tilapia by feeding Oreochromis niloticus with diet containing different levels of saponin (treatment I: 0 mg/kg, treatment II: 300 mg/kg and treatment III: 700 mg/kg) for 120 days, on day 120 the mean number of mouth brooders in treatment I was significantly higher when compared with treatments II and III.
One type of soy saponin, called "soyasaponin B," which has a sugar molecule attached, proved more effective than its sugar-free form against corn earworm caterpillars, reducing their growth by more than 50 percent.