indole: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (in'dōl), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a colorless to yellowish solid, CHN, having a low melting point and a fecal odor, found in the oil of jasmine and clove and as a putrefaction product from animals' intestines: used in perfumery and as a reagent.
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