skatole

noun ska·tole \ ˈska-ˌtōl , ˈskā- \
variants: or less commonly skatol play \ˈska-ˌtȯl, -ˌtōl, ˈskā-\

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

Origin and Etymology of skatole

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek skat-, skōr excrement — more at scatology


Medical Dictionary

skatole

noun ska·tole \ ˈskat-ˌōl , ˈskāt- \
variants: also skatol play \-ˌȯl, -ˌōl\

medical 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

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