di·​cu·​ma·​rol | \ dī-ˈk(y)ü-mə-ˌrȯl How to pronounce dicumarol (audio) , -ˌrōl \
variants: or less commonly dicoumarol

Definition of dicumarol

: an anticoagulant C19H12O6 originally obtained from spoiled sweet clover hay that acts similarly to warfarin and is used especially in preventing and treating thromboembolic disease

First Known Use of dicumarol

1942, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dicumarol

di- + coumar(in) + -ol entry 1

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“Dicumarol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dicumarol. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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variants: or dicoumarol \ dī-​ˈk(y)ü-​mə-​ˌrȯl How to pronounce dicumarol (audio) , -​ˌrōl How to pronounce dicumarol (audio) \ also dicoumarin \ (ˈ)dī-​ˈkü-​mə-​rən How to pronounce dicumarol (audio) \

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

Note: Dicumarol was originally isolated from spoiled sweet clover hay.

— see sweet clover disease

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