indoxyl

noun

in·​dox·​yl in-ˈdäk-səl How to pronounce indoxyl (audio)
: a crystalline compound C8H7NO found in plants and animals or synthesized as a step in indigo manufacture

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary ind- + hydroxyl

First Known Use

circa 1886, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 9 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

indoxyl

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