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, 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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  • Senegin — Sen e*gin, n. (Med. Chem.) A substance extracted from the rootstock of the {Polygala Senega} (Seneca root), and probably identical with polygalic acid. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Senegin — Senegin, so v.w. Polygalin …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Senegīn — Senegīn, s. Saponine …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Senegin — Senegīn, s. Saponin …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • senegin — sen·e·gin …   English syllables

  • senegin — ˈsenəjə̇n noun ( s) Etymology: German, from New Latin senega (specific epithet of Polygala senega senega root, from English senega) + German in : a saponin obtained f …   Useful english dictionary

  • Polygala Senega — Senegin Sen e*gin, n. (Med. Chem.) A substance extracted from the rootstock of the {Polygala Senega} (Seneca root), and probably identical with polygalic acid. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Polygalic — Po*lyg a*lic, a. (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or obtained from, Polygala; specifically, designating an acrid glucoside (called polygalic acid, senegin, etc.), resembling, or possibly identical with, saponin. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

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