cotinine

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noun co·tin·ine \ˈkō-tə-ˌnēn, -ˌnīn\

Definition of cotinine

  1. :  an alkaloid C10H12N2O that is the principal metabolite of nicotine

Origin and Etymology of cotinine

probably anagram of nicotine


First Known Use: 1893


Medical Dictionary

cotinine

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noun co·tin·ine \ˈkōt-ən-ˌēn, -ˌīn\

Medical Definition of cotinine

  1. :  an alkaloid C10H12N2O that is the principal metabolite of nicotine and is widely used as an indicator of recent exposure to nicotine


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