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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: di-ku'ma-rol

Definition: An anticoagulant that acts in the liver to block synthesis of vitamin K and vitamin K-dependent coagulation factors; discovered as the causative agent in spoiled hay, which caused bleeding in cattle (sweet clover disease).

See Also: warfarin

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