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creatine

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noun cre·a·tine \ˈkrē-ə-ˌtēn, -tən\

Definition of creatine

  1. :  a white crystalline nitrogenous substance C4H9N3O2 found especially in the muscles of vertebrates either free or as phosphocreatine; also :  a synthetic usually hydrated form of creatine taken especially as a dietary supplement



Origin and Etymology of creatine

French créatine, from Greek kreat-, kreas flesh — more at raw


First Known Use: 1840


Medical Dictionary

creatine

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noun cre·atine \ˈkrē-ə-ˌtēn, -ət-ən\

Medical Definition of creatine

  1. :  a white crystalline nitrogenous substance C4H9N3O2 found especially in vertebrate muscle either free or as phosphocreatine




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