skatole

[skat-ohl, -awl]
noun
a white, crystalline, watersoluble solid, C 9 H 9 N, having a strong, fecal odor: used chiefly as a fixative in the manufacture of perfume.

Origin:
1875–80; < Greek skat- (stem of skôr) dung + -ole2

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skatole (ˈskætəʊl)
 
n
a white or brownish crystalline solid with a strong faecal odour, found in faeces, beetroot, and coal tar; B-methylindole. Formula: C9H9N
 
[C19: from Greek skat-, stem of skōr excrement + -ole1]

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skatole skat·ole (skāt'ōl, -ôl)
n.
A crystalline organic compound that is formed in the intestine by the bacterial decomposition of tryptophan and that has a strong fecal odor, found naturally in feces, beets, and coal tar.

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