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skatole

 [skat´ōl]
a compound formed in the putrefaction of proteins which contributes to the characteristic odor of the feces.

skat·ole

(skat'ōl),
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.

skatole

/skat·ole/ (skat´ōl) a strong-smelling crystalline amine from human feces, produced by protein decomposition in the intestine and directly from tryptophan by decarboxylation.

skatole

(skăt′ōl, -ôl) also

skatol

(-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.

skat·ole

(skat'ōl)
An indole derivative formed in the intestine by bacterial decomposition and found in fecal matter, to which it imparts its characteristic odor.

skatole

a derivative of tryptophan formed in the putrefaction of proteins which contributes to the characteristic odor of the feces.
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