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

Examples of dicumarol in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From the rancid hay, UW biochemist Karl Paul Link was able to isolate a chemical anticoagulant known as dicumarol. John Fauber And Coulter Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 23 Aug. 2021

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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 5 Jul. 2022.

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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

called also bishydroxycoumarin

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

— see sweet clover disease


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