from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A white crystalline compound, C19H16O4, that inhibits production of prothrombin and is used in the form of its sodium salt as an anticoagulant drug and rodenticide.
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- noun pharmacology An
anticoagulant medicationthat is used for the prophylaxisof thrombosisand embolismin many disorders.
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- noun an anticoagulant (trade name Coumadin) use to prevent and treat a thrombus or embolus
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[W(isconsin) A(lumni) R(esearch) F(oundation) + (coum)arin.]
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Based on the initialism WARF (Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation). Compare coumarin.
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