- a colorless, odorless, tasteless rat poison, CHO, a crystalline powder that causes fatal internal bleeding in rodents
- this drug neutralized with sodium hydroxide, used in medicine as an anticoagulant
Origin of warfarinW(isconsin) A(lumni) R(esearch) F(oundation) + (coum)arin
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 as a rodenticide.
Origin of warfarinW(isconsin) A(lumni) R(esearch) F(oundation) (coum)arin
Based on the initialism WARF (Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation). Compare coumarin.