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a compound formed in the putrefaction of proteins which contributes to the characteristic odor of the feces.
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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.
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skatole(skăt′ōl, -ôl) also
skatol(-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.
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An indole derivative formed in the intestine by bacterial decomposition and found in fecal matter, to which it imparts its characteristic odor.
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