Definition of creatine in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkrēətēn/
Pronunciation: /ˈkrēət(ə)n/


A compound formed in protein metabolism and present in much living tissue. It is involved in the supply of energy for muscular contraction.
Example sentences
  • It is going to lead to increases in the appearance, of proteins, such as creatine kinase in the bloodstream.
  • It improves the uptake of protein and other nutrients, such as creatine and glutamine.
  • Insulin helps to drive glucose, amino acids and creatine into muscle cells.


Mid 19th century: formed irregularly from Greek kreas 'meat' + -ine4.

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Syllabification: cre·a·tine

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