dicumarol

noun di·cu·ma·rol \ dī-ˈk(y)ü-mə-ˌrȯl , -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

Origin and Etymology of dicumarol

di- + coumarin + 1-ol


Medical Dictionary

dicumarol

noun di·cu·ma·rol
variants: or dicoumarol play \dī-ˈk(y)ü-mə-ˌrȯl, -ˌrōl\ also dicoumarin play \(ˈ)dī-ˈkü-mə-rən\

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 KotulakThe Chicago Tribune27 Mar. 1997
called also bishydroxycoumarin
Note: Dicumarol was originally isolated from spoiled sweet clover hay.
— see sweet clover disease

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