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indole

noun in·dole \ˈin-ˌdōl\

Definition of INDOLE

:  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

indole

noun in·dole \ˈin-ˌdōl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of INDOLE

:  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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