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warfarin

[ wawr-fuh-rin ]
/ ˈwɔr fə rɪn /
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noun Chemistry.

a colorless, crystalline, water-insoluble anticoagulant, C19H16O4, used chiefly as a rodenticide.
Pharmacology. a preparation of this used in the management of potential or existing clotting disorders.

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Origin of warfarin

1945–50; W(isconsin)A(lumni)R(esearch)F(oundation) (owners of patent) + (coum)arin
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British Dictionary definitions for warfarin

warfarin
/ (ˈwɔːfərɪn) /

noun

a crystalline insoluble optically active compound, used as a rodenticide and, in the form of its sodium salt, as a medical anticoagulant. Formula: C 19 H 16 O 4

Word Origin for warfarin

C20: from the patent owners W (isconsin) A (lumni) R (esearch) F (oundation) + (coum) arin
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Scientific definitions for warfarin

warfarin
[ wôrfər-ĭn ]

A white crystalline compound used as a rodenticide and as an anticoagulant in medicine. Warfarin is a derivative of coumarin. Chemical formula: C19H16O4.
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