a foul-smelling, colorless, crystalline compound, CHN, formed by the decomposition of proteins, as in the intestine
Origin of skatole; from Classical Greek sk?r (gen. skatos), dung (see scato-) + -ol
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 of skatoleGreek sk&omacron;r, skat-, dung; see sker-3 in Indo-European roots + –ole.
Ancient Greek ÏƒÎºá¿¶Ï (skÅr, “excrement") + -ole