skatole

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

skatol

play \ˈska-ˌtȯl, -ˌtōl, ˈskā-\

Definition of skatole

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1879


Medical Dictionary

skatole

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

skatol

\-ˌȯl, -ˌōl\play play

Medical Definition of skatole

  1. :  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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