warfarin

noun war·fa·rin \ ˈwȯr-fə-rən \

Definition of warfarin

:a crystalline anticoagulant coumarin derivative C19H16O4 that inhibits the production of prothrombin by vitamin K and is used as a rodent poison and in medicine; also :its sodium salt C19H15NaO4 used especially in the prevention or treatment of thromboembolic disease

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Origin and Etymology of warfarin

Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (its patentee) + coumarin


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warfarin

noun war·fa·rin \ ˈwȯr-fə-rən \

medical Definition of warfarin

:a crystalline anticoagulant coumarin derivative C19H16O4 related to dicumarol that inhibits the production of prothrombin by vitamin K and is used as a rodent poison and in medicine; also :its sodium salt C19H15NaO4 used especially in the prevention or treatment of thromboembolic disease — see coumadin

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