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indoxyl

[in-dok-sil]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. a crystalline compound, C8H7NO, that is obtained by the hydrolysis of indican and is readily oxidized to furnish indigo.
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Origin of indoxyl

First recorded in 1885–90; ind- + (hydr)oxyl
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  • Indol is absorbed and oxidized into indoxyl, which combines with potassium and sulphuric acid and is thus excreted.

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British Dictionary definitions for indoxyl

indoxyl

noun
  1. 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
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Word Origin

C19: from indigo + hydroxyl
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indoxyl in Medicine

indoxyl

(ĭn-dŏksəl)
n.
  1. A product of intestinal bacterial degradation of indoleacetic acid, excreted in the urine.
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