Definition of skatole
: 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
Origin of skatole
International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek skat-, skōr excrement — more at scatology
First Known Use: 1879
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