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 and Etymology of 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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