indole

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From indigo and Latin oleum, “oil”; consider -ole.

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indole ‎(plural indoles)

  1. (chemistry) An organic compound, C8H7N, found in coal tar, and produced in the gut by the bacterial decomposition of tryptophan; it is an aromatic bicyclic heterocycle having a benzene ring fused with a pyrrole ring; indole and its derivatives occur widely in nature and have many industrial applications.
  2. (chemistry) Any of the derivatives of indole1.

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indole ‎(comparative more indole, superlative most indole)

  1. (obsolete) guileless

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indole f ‎(plural indoli)

  1. nature, disposition, character

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indole

  1. ablative singular of indoles