Origin and Etymology of dicumarol
di- + coumarin + 1-ol
First Known Use: 1942See Words from the same year
dicoumarol\dī-ˈk(y)ü-mə-ˌrȯl, -ˌrōl\play play play also
Medical Definition of dicumarol
: an anticoagulant C19H12O6 that acts similarly to warfarin and is used especially in preventing and treating thromboembolic disease Dicumarol is a potent drug that prevents blood from coagulating to form clots.—Ronald Kotulak, The Chicago Tribune, 27 Mar. 1997—called also bishydroxycoumarin ◆Dicumarol was originally isolated from spoiled sweet clover hay. —see sweet clover disease
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