Definition of warfarin in English:

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warfarin

Pronunciation: /ˈwôrfərən/

noun

A water-soluble compound with anticoagulant properties, used as a rat poison and in the treatment of thrombosis.
  • A coumarin derivative; chemical formula: C19H16O4.
Example sentences
  • Omitted prescription medications included such drugs as oxycodone, warfarin, and insulin.
  • Whether warfarin was superior to aspirin for stroke prevention was unclear prior to WARSS.
  • Comparison of warfarin and aspirin for symptomatic intracranial arterial stenosis.

Origin

1950s: from the initial letters of Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation + -arin on the pattern of coumarin.

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Syllabification: war·fa·rin

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