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creatine

[ kree-uh-teen, -tin ]
/ ˈkri əˌtin, -tɪn /
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noun Biochemistry.

an amino acid, C4H9N3O2, that is a constituent of the muscles of vertebrates and is phosphorylated to store energy used for muscular contraction.

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Origin of creatine

1830–40; creat- (<Greek kreat-, stem of kréas) flesh + -ine2
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British Dictionary definitions for creatine

creatine

creatin (ˈkriːətɪn)

/ (ˈkriːəˌtiːn, -tɪn) /

noun

an important metabolite involved in many biochemical reactions and present in many types of living cells

Word Origin for creatine

C19: creat- from Greek kreas flesh + -ine ²
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Medical definitions for creatine

creatine
[ krēə-tēn′, -tĭn ]

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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Scientific definitions for creatine

creatine
[ krēə-tēn′, -tĭn ]

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: C4H9N3O2.
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