Definitions for warfarinˈwɔr fə rɪn
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
war•fa•rinˈwɔr fə rɪn(n.)
a crystalline anticoagulant, C19H16O4, used as a rodenticide.
a preparation of this used in the management of clotting disorders.
Origin of warfarin:
1945–50; W(isconsin)A(lumni)R(esearch)F(oundation) (owners of patent) + (coum )arin
an anticoagulant (trade name Coumadin) use to prevent and treat a thrombus or embolus
An anticoagulant medication that is used for the prophylaxis of thrombosis and embolism in many disorders.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
An anticoagulant that acts by inhibiting the synthesis of vitamin K-dependent coagulation factors. Warfarin is indicated for the prophylaxis and/or treatment of venous thrombosis and its extension, pulmonary embolism, and atrial fibrillation with embolization. It is also used as an adjunct in the prophylaxis of systemic embolism after myocardial infarction. Warfarin is also used as a rodenticide.