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creatinine

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noun cre·at·i·nine \krē-ˈa-tə-ˌnēn, -ən\

Definition of creatinine

  1. :  a white crystalline strongly basic compound C4H7N3O formed from creatine and found especially in muscle, blood, and urine



Origin and Etymology of creatinine

German Kreatinin, from Kreatin creatine


First Known Use: 1851


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creatinine

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noun cre·at·i·nine \krē-ˈat-ən-ˌēn, -ən-ən\

Medical Definition of creatinine

  1. :  a white crystalline strongly basic compound C4H7N3O formed from creatine and found especially in muscle, blood, and urine




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