Definitions for soaps
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word soaps
Plural form of soap.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Sodium or potassium salts of long chain fatty acids. These detergent substances are obtained by boiling natural oils or fats with caustic alkali. Sodium soaps are harder and are used as topical anti-infectives and vehicles in pills and liniments; potassium soaps are soft, used as vehicles for ointments and also as topical antimicrobials.
Images & Illustrations of soaps
Find a translation for the soaps definition in other languages:
Select another language: