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Saponins

A type of glycoside widely distributed in plants. Each consists of a sapogenin as the aglycone moiety, and a sugar. The sapogenin may be a steroid or a triterpene and the sugar may be glucose, galactose, a pentose, or a methylpentose.

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Tree Number(s): D09.408.782

MeSH Unique ID: D012503

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  • Saponin

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