sapo-, sap-, sapon-, saponi- (Latin: soap).
1. Of the nature of, or resembling, soap; consisting of, or containing, soap; soapy.
2. Having the consistency of soap; slippery.
The root and leaves of Saponaria officinalis. It is used topically to treat boils and dermatitis. Also called soap wort, soaproot, bouncing Bet.
Treated or mixed with soap.
Compounded or mixed with a soap.
The process of saponifying; the decomposition of a fat by the addition of an alkali that combines with its fatty acids to form a soap, the remaining constituent, glycerine, being consequently liberated.
An apparatus for isolating glycerine and the fatty acids by saponification.
To be converted into soap or to convert a fat into soap, especially by reaction with an alkali.
Any of a group of chemical substances (glucosides) extracted from plants that form a soapy lather when mixed with water and are used to make detergents.
A soft soapy clay mineral found in the veins and cavities of certain rocks that haave undergone hydrothermal alteration.