antiestrogen

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

Other Words from antiestrogen

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

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1965, in the meaning defined above

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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

Other Words from antiestrogen

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

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