antiestrogen

noun
an·​ti·​es·​tro·​gen | \ ˌan-tē-ˈe-strə-jən How to pronounce antiestrogen (audio) , ˌan-tī-, British -ˈē- \
variants: or British antioestrogen

Definition of antiestrogen

: a substance (such as tamoxifen) that inhibits the physiological action of an estrogen … acts like an antiestrogen in breast and uterine tissue, thus protecting against hormone-stimulated cancers …— Jane E. Brody

Other Words from antiestrogen

antiestrogenic or British antioestrogenic \ ˌan-​tē-​ˌe-​strə-​ˈje-​nik How to pronounce antiestrogen (audio) , ˌan-​tī-​ , British  -​ˌē-​ \ adjective
antiestrogenic agents an antiestrogenic effect

First Known Use of antiestrogen

1965, in the meaning defined above

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“Antiestrogen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antiestrogen. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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antiestrogen

noun
an·​ti·​es·​tro·​gen
variants: or chiefly British antioestrogen \ -​ˈes-​trə-​jən, British -​ˈēs-​ How to pronounce antiestrogen (audio) \

Medical Definition of antiestrogen

: a substance (as tamoxifen) that inhibits the physiological action of an estrogen

Other Words from antiestrogen

antiestrogenic or chiefly British antioestrogenic \ -​ˌes-​trə-​ˈjen-​ik, British -​ˌēs-​ How to pronounce antiestrogen (audio) \ adjective
antiestrogenic agents

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