cotinine

noun co·tin·ine \ ˈkō-tə-ˌnēn , -ˌnīn \

Definition of cotinine

: an alkaloid C10H12N2O that is the principal metabolite of nicotine

Origin and Etymology of cotinine

probably anagram of nicotine


Medical Dictionary

cotinine

noun co·tin·ine \ ˈkōt-ᵊn-ˌēn , -ˌīn \

medical Definition of cotinine

: 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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