quillaja

noun
quil·​la·​ja | \ kwi-ˈlā-yə How to pronounce quillaja (audio) , -jə How to pronounce quillaja (audio) \

Medical Definition of quillaja

1 capitalized : a genus of trees (family Quillajaceae) native to Brazil, Peru, and Chile, distinguished by their saponaceous bark, and including the soapbark (Q. saponaria)

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“Quillaja.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/quillaja. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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