phos·​pho·​ki·​nase ˌfäs-fō-ˈkī-ˌnās How to pronounce phosphokinase (audio)
: kinase

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web He was not released until his levels of CPK -- creatine phosphokinase, an enzyme that leaks into the blood when muscle tissue is damaged -- were normal. Daniella Emanuel, CNN, 9 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of phosphokinase was in 1946

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Cite this Entry

“Phosphokinase.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

Medical Definition


phos·​pho·​ki·​nase ˌfäs-fō-ˈkī-ˌnās, -ˌnāz How to pronounce phosphokinase (audio)
: kinase
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