skatole

noun
ska·​tole | \ ˈska-ˌtōl How to pronounce skatole (audio) , ˈskā- \
variants: or less commonly skatol \ ˈska-​ˌtȯl How to pronounce skatol (audio) , -​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

First Known Use of skatole

1879, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for skatole

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

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“Skatole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/skatole. Accessed 29 Feb. 2020.

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skatole

noun
ska·​tole | \ ˈskat-ˌōl How to pronounce skatole (audio) , ˈskāt- How to pronounce skatole (audio) \
variants: also skatol \ -​ˌȯl How to pronounce skatol (audio) , -​ˌōl How to pronounce skatol (audio) \

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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