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

First Known Use of indole

1869, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for indole

International Scientific Vocabulary ind- + -ole

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indole

noun
in·​dole | \ˈin-ˌdōl \

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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