skatole
also skatol noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek skat-, skōr excrement — more at scatology Date: 1879 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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  • skatole — [skat′ōl] n. [< Gr skōr (gen. skatos), dung (see SCATO ) + OL2] a foul smelling, colorless, crystalline compound, C9H9N, formed by the decomposition of proteins, as in the intestine …   English World dictionary

  • Skatole — Chembox new Name = Skatole ImageFile = Skatole.svg ImageSize = 150px ImageName = Skatole IUPACName = 3 methylindole OtherNames = 4 Methyl 2,3 benzopyrrole Section1 = Chembox Identifiers SMILES = C1=C2C(=CC=C1)C(=C [N] 2C)C CASNo = 83 34 1 RTECS …   Wikipedia

  • skatole — skatolas statusas T sritis chemija formulė NC₈H₆CH₃ atitikmenys: angl. skatole rus. скатол ryšiai: sinonimas – 3 metilindolas …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • skatole — /skat ohl, awl/, n. a white, crystalline, watersoluble solid, C9H9N, having a strong, fecal odor: used chiefly as a fixative in the manufacture of perfume. [1875 80; < Gk skat (s. of skôr) dung + OLE2] * * * …   Universalium

  • skatole — noun A mildly toxic white crystalline organic compound of the indole family, occurring naturally in faeces and coal tar …   Wiktionary

  • skatole — 3 Methyl 1H indole, formed in the intestine by the bacterial decomposition of l tryptophan and found in fecal matter, to which it imparts its characteristic odor. * * * ska·tole skat .ōl, skāt also ska·tol .ȯl, .ōl n a foul smelling compound… …   Medical dictionary

  • skatole — n. white crystalline compound used in the manufacture of perfume (Chemistry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • skatole — skat·ole …   English syllables

  • skatole — methyl indole; n. a derivative of the amino acid tryptophan, excreted in the urine and faeces …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • skatole — skat•ole [[t]ˈskæt oʊl, ɔl[/t]] n. chem. a white, crystalline, water soluble solid, C9H9N, having a strong, fecal odor: used chiefly as a fixative in perfume making • Etymology: 1875–80; < Gk skat (s. of skôr) dung + ole II …   From formal English to slang

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