indoxyl

noun
in·​dox·​yl | \ in-ˈdäk-səl How to pronounce indoxyl (audio) \

Definition of indoxyl

: a crystalline compound C8H7NO found in plants and animals or synthesized as a step in indigo manufacture

First Known Use of indoxyl

circa 1886, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for indoxyl

International Scientific Vocabulary ind- + hydroxyl

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The first known use of indoxyl was circa 1886

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“Indoxyl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/indoxyl. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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indoxyl

noun
in·​dox·​yl | \ in-ˈdäk-səl How to pronounce indoxyl (audio) \

Medical Definition of indoxyl

: a crystalline compound C8H7NO that has a strong fecal odor and is found in plants and animals or synthesized as a step in indigo manufacture

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