dicumarol

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noun di·cu·ma·rol \dī-ˈk(y)ü-mə-ˌrȯl, -ˌrōl\
variants: or less commonly

dicoumarol

Definition of dicumarol

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of dicumarol

di- + coumarin + 1-ol


First Known Use: 1942


Medical Dictionary

dicumarol

noun di·cu·ma·rol
variants: or

dicoumarol

\dī-ˈk(y)ü-mə-ˌrȯl, -ˌrōl\play play play also

dicoumarin

\(ˈ)dī-ˈkü-mə-rən\ play

Medical Definition of dicumarol

  1. :  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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