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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Indol  \In"dol\,  n.  [Indigo  +  -ol  of  phenol.]  (Physiol.  Chem.) 
  A  white,  crystalline  substance,  {C8H7N},  obtained  from  blue 
  indigo,  and  almost  all  indigo  derivatives,  by  a  process  of 
  reduction.  It  is  also  formed  from  albuminous  matter,  together 
  with  skatol,  by  putrefaction,  and  by  fusion  with  caustic 
  potash,  and  is  present  in  human  excrement,  as  well  as  in  the 
  intestinal  canal  of  some  herbivora. 




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