Definition of saponin
n. - A poisonous glucoside found in many plants, as in the root of soapwort (Saponaria), in the bark of soap bark (Quillaia), etc. It is extracted as a white amorphous powder, which occasions a soapy lather in solution, and produces a local anaesthesia. Formerly called also struthiin, quillaiin, senegin, polygalic acid, etc. By extension, any one of a group of related bodies of which saponin proper is the type. 2
The word "saponin" uses 7 letters: A I N N O P S.
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ai ain ains ais an ani anion anions anis anon as asp in inn inns ins inspan ion ions is na nan nans naoi naos nap naps nasion nip nipa nipas nips no nona nonas nos on ons op ops opsin os pa pain pains pan pans pas pi pia pian piano pianos pians pias pin pina pinas pinna pinnas pinon pinons pins pion pions pis piso poi pois pons psi psoai sain sannop sap si sin sip snap snip so soap son sop spa span spin
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