skatole

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

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

noun
ska·​tole | \ˈskat-ˌōl, ˈskāt- \
variants: also skatol \-​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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