- a crystalline compound, C8H7NO, that is obtained by the hydrolysis of indican and is readily oxidized to furnish indigo.
Origin of indoxyl
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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
- 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
C19: from indigo + hydroxyl
- A product of intestinal bacterial degradation of indoleacetic acid, excreted in the urine.