a foul-smelling, colorless, crystalline compound, CHN, formed by the decomposition of proteins, as in the intestine
Origin of skatolefrom Classical Greek sk?r (gen. skatos), dung (see scato-) + -ol
A white crystalline organic compound, C9H9N, with a strong fecal odor, found naturally in feces, civet, coal tar, and certain plants or produced synthetically, used as a fixative in the manufacture of perfume.
Origin of skatoleGreek skōr skat- dung ; see sker-3 in Indo-European roots. -ole
Ancient Greek ÏƒÎºá¿¶Ï (skÅr, “excrement") + -ole