Definition of indoxyl in US English:

indoxyl

noun

Chemistry
  • as modifier Of or denoting the radical —ONC₈H₆, derived from a hydroxy derivative of indole and present in indigotin.

    • ‘The presence of ascorbate as a cosolute had little effect on visible emission, despite its demonstrated capacity to act as a strong reductant for the indoxyl radical.’
    • ‘Organisms in the urine that possess indoxyl sulphatase activity metabolise urinary indoxyl sulphate to indigo leading to purple urine bag syndrome.’
    • ‘Urinary organisms such as proteus, providencia, and klebsiella with indoxyl sulphatase activity metabolise indican to produce indigo, particularly in alkaline urine.’

Pronunciation

indoxyl

/inˈdäksəl/