creatinine

[kree-at-n-een, -in]

Origin of creatinine

1850–55; < German Kreatinin, equivalent to kreatin creatine + -in -ine2
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creatinine

noun
  1. an anhydride of creatine that is abundant in muscle and excreted in the urine

Word Origin for creatinine

C19: from German Kreatinin, from Kreatin creatine + -in -ine ²
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Word Origin and History for creatinine
n.

by 1847, from creatine + chemical suffix -ine (2).

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creatinine in Medicine

creatinine

[krē-ătn-ēn′, -ĭn]
n.
  1. A creatine anhydride formed by the metabolism of creatine and found in muscle tissue and blood and normally excreted in the urine as metabolic waste.
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creatinine in Science

creatinine

[krē-ătn-ēn′, -ĭn]
  1. A compound formed by the metabolism of creatine, found in muscle tissue and blood and normally excreted in the urine as a metabolic waste. Measurement of creatinine levels in the blood is used to evaluate kidney function. Chemical formula: C4H7N3O.
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