skatole definition by Webster's New World
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a foul-smelling, colorless, crystalline compound, CHN, formed by the decomposition of proteins, as in the intestine
Origin: ; from Classical Greek skōr (gen. skatos), dung (see scato-) plush -ol
skatole definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A white crystalline organic compound, C9H9N, having a strong fecal odor, found naturally in feces, beets, and coal tar and used as a fixative in the manufacture of perfume.
Origin: Greek skōr, skat-, dung; see sker-3 in Indo-European roots + -ole.
skatole - Medical Definition
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.