creatine [ kree- uh-teen, -tin ] SHOW IPA / ˈkri əˌtin, -tɪn / PHONETIC RESPELLING EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun . Biochemistry an amino acid, C 4H 9N 3O 2, that is a constituent of the muscles of vertebrates and is phosphorylated to store energy used for muscular contraction. Origin of creatine 1830–40; creat-
) flesh +
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Examples from the Web for creatine British Dictionary definitions for creatine creatine creatin ( ˈkriːətɪn) noun an important metabolite involved in many biochemical reactions and present in many types of living cells Word Origin for creatine
creat- from Greek kreas flesh + -ine ²
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Word Origin and History for creatine n.
1834, from French
creatine, from Greek kreas "flesh, meat" (see raw) + chemical suffix -ine (2). Organic base discovered by French physicist Michel-Eugène Chevreul (1786-1889) in the juice of flesh and named by him.
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Medicine definitions for creatine n. A nitrogenous organic acid that is found in the muscle tissue of vertebrates mainly in the form of phosphocreatine and supplies energy for muscle contraction.
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Science definitions for creatine A nitrogenous organic acid that is found in the muscle tissue of vertebrates, mainly combined with phosphorus, and that supplies energy for muscle contraction. Chemical formula: C 4H 9N 3O 2.
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