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 (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.

[Greek skōr, skat-, dung; see sker- in Indo-European roots + -ole.]


(ˈskætəʊl) or


(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]


(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]
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The effect of age on distribution of skatole and indole levels in entire male pigs in four breeds: Yorkshire, Landrace, Hampshire and Duroc.
In addition, some endogenous substances such as androstenone and skatole presented in adipose tissue of some entire males are the major causes of boar taint, (Doran et al.
At Carleton University's Department of Chemistry in Ottawa, associate professor Maria DeRosa is studying how to make test strips that detect "boar taint" in pork, a highly unpleasant odour caused by the male pheromone androstenone and the intestinal chemical skatole.
1H-indole 3-methyl- commonly known as skatole is present in feces; this may be the reason of its presence in sewerage waters.
2, 12) In addition to volatile sulphurcontaining compounds, a contribution has been demonstrated or suggested from short-chain fatty acids (butyrate, propionate, valerate), diamines (cadaverine, putrescine), alcohols, phenyl compounds (indole, skatole, pyridiene), alkines, ketones, and nitrogen-containing compounds (urea, ammonia).
These baits were made of cotton wadding soaked with one of the following substances, known or believed to be attractive to orchid bees: benzyl acetate, benzyl alcohol, r-carvone, 1,8-cineole, p-cresol acetate, dimethoxybenzene, eugenol, [beta]-ionone, methyl benzoate, methyl trans-cinnamate, heneicosane, methyl salicylate, skatole, tricosane, p-tolyl acetate, vanillin, and a mixture (1:1) of methyl irans-cinnamate and p-tolyl acetate.
Certains composes riches en azote, tels que la skatole ou l'indole participent aussi a l'odeur nauseabonde.
Other nonsulphur gases are also known to be involved in causing bad breath as Volatile aromatic compounds like indole, skatole, organic acids like acetic and propionic and amines like cadaverin and putrescine.
En cada transecto se usaron cuatro metodos de captura diferentes: trampas Malaise, Van Someren Rydon, red entomologica y atrayente artificial (metil salicilato, metil cinnamate, vainillin, eugenol, dimetil, skatole, acetato de fentilo y cineole para abejas euglosinas).
Lactic acid and bifidobacteria contained in them inhibit the growth and development of pathogenic and putrefactive micro-organisms that inhabit the intestines and poison the body with products of rotting and fermentation (phenol, indole, skatole, ammonia, etc.