[[t]ˈwɔr fə rɪn[/t]] n.
1) chem. a crystalline anticoagulant, C19H16O4, used as a rodenticide
2) pha a preparation of this used in the management of clotting disorders
Etymology: 1945–50; W(isconsin) A(lumni) R(esearch) F(oundation) (owners of patent) + (coum) arin

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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