[ fos-foh-kree-uh-teen, -tin ]
/ ˌfɒs foʊˈkri əˌtin, -tɪn /

noun Biochemistry.

a compound, C4H10O5N3P, found chiefly in muscle, formed by the enzymatic interaction of an organic phosphate and creatine, the breakdown of which provides energy for muscle contraction.

Origin of phosphocreatine

First recorded in 1925–30; phospho- + creatine
Also called creatine phosphate. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for phosphocreatine



/ (ˌfɒsfəˈkriːəˌtiːn) /


a compound of phosphoric acid and creatine found in vertebrate muscle
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Medical definitions for phosphocreatine

[ fŏs′fō-krēə-tēn′ ]


An organic compound found in muscle tissue and capable of storing and providing energy for muscular contraction.creatine phosphate
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