saponification number

noun Chemistry.
the number of milligrams of potassium hydroxide required to saponify one gram of a given ester, especially a glyceride.
Also called saponification value.

1895–1900; saponi(fy) + -fication Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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