skatol


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skat·ole

 (skăt′ōl, -ôl) also skat·ol (-ôl, -ōl, -ŏl)
n.
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.]
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Effects of fructooligosaccharide on conversion of l-tryptophan to skatol and indole by mixed populations of pig fecal bacteria.
Muchas de las esencias producidas por las orquideas son simples componentes aromaticos, tales como alfa y beta-pinene, myrcene, alfaphelandrene, 1,8-cineole, ocimene, p-cymene, citronellol, linalool, geraniol, methyl benzoato, beta-terpineol, benzyl acetato, perperitone, d-carvone, methyl salicylato, nerol, 2- phenylethyl acetato, 2-phenylethanol, methyl cinamato, eugenol y skatol (Arditti, 1992; Withner, 1974).