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saponaceous

[sap-uh-ney-shuh s] /ˌsæp əˈneɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
resembling soap; soapy.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; < Neo-Latin sāpōnāceus, equivalent to Latin sāpōn- (stem of sāpō) soap + -āceus -aceous
Related forms
saponaceousness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for saponaceous

saponaceous

/ˌsæpəʊˈneɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
resembling soap; soapy
Derived Forms
saponaceousness, noun
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin sāpōnāceus, from Latin sāpōsoap
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saponaceous in Medicine

saponaceous sap·o·na·ceous (sāp'ə-nā'shəs)
adj.
Having the qualities of soap.

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