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warfarin

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noun war·fa·rin \ˈwȯr-fə-rən\

Definition of warfarin

  1. :  a crystalline anticoagulant coumarin derivative C19H16O4 used chiefly in the form of its sodium salt as a rodent poison and in medicine



Origin and Etymology of warfarin

Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (its patentee) + coumarin


First Known Use: 1950


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warfarin

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noun war·fa·rin \ˈwȯr-fə-rən\

Medical Definition of warfarin

  1. :  a crystalline anticoagulant coumarin derivative C19H16O4 related to dicumarol that inhibits the production of prothrombin by vitamin K and is used as a rodent poison and in medicine; also :  its sodium salt C19H15NaO4 used especially in the prevention or treatment of thromboembolic disease—see coumadin




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