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a white, crystalline, watersoluble solid, C 9 H 9 N, having a strong, fecal odor: used chiefly as a fixative in the manufacture of perfume.
a white or brownish crystalline solid with a strong faecal odour, found in faeces, beetroot, and coal tar; B-methylindole. Formula: C9H9N

skatole skat·ole (skāt’ōl, -ôl)
A crystalline organic compound that is formed in the intestine by the bacterial decomposition of tryptophan and that has a strong fecal odor, found naturally in feces, beets, and coal tar.


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