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saponaceous

 [sa″po-na´shus]
soapy; of soaplike feel or quality.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

sap·o·na·ceous

(sap'ō-nā'shŭs),
Soapy; relating to or resembling soap.
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sap·o·na·ceous

(sap'ŏ-nā'shŭs)
Soapy; relating to or resembling soap.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

saponaceous

Having soap-like properties.
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The debate was a great occasion in the history of reason and scientific understanding, and it was famous for the moment when Wilberforce in his most saponaceous manner asked Huxley whether it was through his grandmother or his grandfather that he claimed descent from a monkey.