Indole

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Indole (a blending of the terms indigo and oleum) is an organic compound. The chemical can be found in many places in nature. It can be produced by bacteria. At room temperature, indole is a solid.

Indole is found in some vegetables. They include broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage.[1] It is also in human feces. It has a strong fecal odor. In low concentration indole has a flowery smell. Indole is in perfumes.[2]

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  1. "Indole as Defined". The National Cancer Institutes. Retrieved December 26, 2021.
  2. "Olefactory Perception with Humans". The National Centers for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved December 26, 2021.