Skatole meaning

-ôl, -ōl, -ŏl
A white crystalline organic compound, C9 H9 N, having a strong fecal odor, found naturally in feces, beets, and coal tar and used as a fixative in the manufacture of perfume.
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A foul-smelling, colorless, crystalline compound, C9H9N, formed by the decomposition of proteins, as in the intestine.
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A white crystalline organic compound, C9 H9 N, 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.
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(organic chemistry) A mildly toxic white crystalline organic compound of the indole family, occurring naturally in faeces and coal tar.
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Origin of skatole

  • Greek skōr skat- dung sker-3 in Indo-European roots –ole

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Ancient Greek σκῶρ (skōr, “excrement") + -ole

    From Wiktionary