unsaponifiable

adjective

un·​sa·​pon·​i·​fi·​able -sə-ˌpän-ə-ˈfī-ə-bəl How to pronounce unsaponifiable (audio)
: incapable of being saponified
used especially of the portion of oils and fats other than the glycerides
unsaponifiable fractions such as steroids or vitamin A

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“Unsaponifiable.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/unsaponifiable. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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