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noun 
  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.
Etymology: From oleum, "oil"; consider -ole.


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