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indole

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noun in·dole \ˈin-ˌdōl\

Definition of indole

  1. :  a crystalline alkaloid compound C8H7N that is a decomposition product of proteins containing tryptophan, that can be made synthetically, and that is used in perfumes; also :  a derivative of indole



Origin of indole

International Scientific Vocabulary ind- + -ole


First Known Use: 1869


Medical Dictionary

indole

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noun in·dole \ˈin-ˌdōl\

Medical Definition of indole

  1. :  a crystalline compound C8H7N that is found along with skatole in the intestines and feces as a decomposition product of proteins containing tryptophan and that can be made synthetically; also :  a derivative of indole



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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "indole" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "indole"


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