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skatole

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noun ska·tole \ˈska-ˌtōl, ˈskā-\

Definition of skatole

  1. :  a foul-smelling compound C9H9N found in the intestines and feces, in civet, and in several plants or made synthetically and used in perfumes as a fixative



Variants of skatole

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skatol

play \-ˌtȯl, -ˌtōl\

Origin and Etymology of skatole

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek skat-, skōr excrement — more at scatology


First Known Use: 1879


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skatole

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noun ska·tole \ˈskat-ˌōl, ˈskāt-\

Medical Definition of skatole

  1. :  a foul-smelling compound C9H9N found in the intestines and feces, in civet, and in several plants or made synthetically and used in perfumes as a fixative



Variants of skatole

also

skatol

\-ˌȯl, -ˌōl\play play

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