quillaiin
Saponin Sap"o*nin, n. [L. sapo, -onis soap: cf. F. saponine.] (Chem.) 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 an[ae]sthesia. 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. [1913 Webster]

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  • Quillaiin — Quillaiīn, s. Saponin …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • polygalic acid — Saponin Sap o*nin, n. [L. sapo, onis soap: cf. F. saponine.] (Chem.) 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quillaia — Saponin Sap o*nin, n. [L. sapo, onis soap: cf. F. saponine.] (Chem.) 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Saponaria — Saponin Sap o*nin, n. [L. sapo, onis soap: cf. F. saponine.] (Chem.) 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Saponin — Sap o*nin, n. [L. sapo, onis soap: cf. F. saponine.] (Chem.) 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • senegin — Saponin Sap o*nin, n. [L. sapo, onis soap: cf. F. saponine.] (Chem.) 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • struthiin — Saponin Sap o*nin, n. [L. sapo, onis soap: cf. F. saponine.] (Chem.) 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Saponin — Saponīn, Struthiin, Quillaiin, Senegin, Polygalin Githagin, Monesin, ein Glykosid in der Wurzel des Seifenkrauts, in der Senegawurzel, Seifenrinde, Kornrade, wird durch Auskochen mit Alkohol gewonnen, weißes, süßlich schmeckendes Pulver, das… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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