[ in-dok-sil ]
/ ɪnˈdɒk sɪl /
a crystalline compound, C8H7NO, that is obtained by the hydrolysis of indican and is readily oxidized to furnish indigo.
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Indol is absorbed and oxidized into indoxyl, which combines with potassium and sulphuric acid and is thus excreted.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
British Dictionary definitions for indoxyl
/ (ɪnˈdɒksɪl) /
a yellow water-soluble crystalline compound occurring in woad as its glucoside and in urine as its ester. Formula: C 8 H 7 NOSee also indican
Word Origin for indoxyl
C19: from indigo + hydroxyl
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Medical definitions for indoxyl
[ ĭn-dŏk′səl ]
A product of intestinal bacterial degradation of indoleacetic acid, excreted in the urine.
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