skatole(redirected from 3-methyl indole)
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skat·ole(skăt′ōl, -ôl) also skat·ol (-ôl, -ōl, -ŏl)
A white crystalline organic compound, C9H9N, with a strong fecal odor, found naturally in feces, civet, coal tar, and certain plants or produced synthetically, used as a fixative in the manufacture of perfume.
(Elements & Compounds) a white or brownish crystalline solid with a strong faecal odour, found in faeces, beetroot, and coal tar; B-methylindole. Formula: C9H9N
[C19: from Greek skat-, stem of skōr excrement + -ole1]
skat•ole(ˈskæt oʊl, -ɔl)
a white, crystalline, water-soluble solid, C9H9N, having a strong, fecal odor: used chiefly as a fixative in perfume making.
[1875–80; < Greek skat- (s. of skôr) dung + -ole2]