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cre·a·tine(krē′ə-tēn′, -tĭn) also cre·a·tin (-tĭn)
A compound, C4H9N3O2, that is found in the muscle tissue of vertebrates mainly in the form of phosphocreatine and that is involved in the storing and supplying energy for muscle contraction.
creatine(ˈkriːəˌtiːn; -tɪn) or
(Biochemistry) an important metabolite involved in many biochemical reactions and present in many types of living cells
[C19: creat- from Greek kreas flesh + -ine2]
cre•a•tine(ˈkri əˌtin, -tɪn)
an amino acid, C4H9N3O2, that is a constituent of the muscles of vertebrates and is phosphorylated to store energy used for muscular contraction.
[1830–40; creat- (< Greek kreat-, s. of kréas) flesh + -ine2]
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|Noun||1.||creatine - an amino acid that does not occur in proteins but is found in the muscle tissue of vertebrates both in the free form and as phosphocreatine; supplies energy for muscle contraction|
n. creatina, componente del tejido muscular, esencial en la fase anaeróbica de la contracción muscular.