- 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 rodenticide.
Origin of warfarinW(isconsin) A(lumni) R(esearch) F(oundation) + (coum)arin.
Based on the initialism WARF (Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation). Compare coumarin.