Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A constituent of human faeces formed in the small intestines as a product of the putrefaction of albuminous matter; methyl indol, C9H9N.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A constituent of human fæces formed in the small intestines as a product of the putrefaction of albuminous matter. It is also found in reduced indigo. Chemically it is methyl indol, C9H9N.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A crystalline volatile nitrogenous principle, C8H5(CH3)NH, having an intense fecal odor, produced in the putrefactive changes which take place in the intestines.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek + -ol. (Wiktionary)

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