antiestrogen

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noun an·ti·es·tro·gen \ ˌan-tē-ˈe-strə-jən , 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

antiestrogenic

or British antioestrogenic play \ˌan-tē-ˌe-strə-ˈje-nik, ˌan-tī-, British -ˌē-\ adjective
    • antiestrogenic agents
    • an antiestrogenic effect

First Known Use of antiestrogen

1965


Medical Dictionary

antiestrogen

noun an·ti·es·tro·gen
variants: or chiefly British antioestrogen \-ˈes-trə-jən, British -ˈēs-\

medical Definition of antiestrogen

:a substance that inhibits the physiological action of an estrogen

antiestrogenic

or chiefly British antioestrogenic \-ˌes-trə-ˈjen-ik, British -ˌēs-\ adjective

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