a synthetic hormone, CHNO, used as an estrogen-blocking drug to inhibit the growth of certain types of tumors, esp. in cases of advanced breast cancer: in full tamoxifen citrate
Origin of tamoxifenaltered from t(rans)- + am(ine) + oxy- + phen(ol), portions of the technical name
A drug that is a selective estrogen receptor modulator, C26H29NOS, used in the form of its citrate primarily to treat breast cancer in women whose tumors are estrogen-dependent and to prevent breast cancer in high-risk women.
Origin of tamoxifent(rans)- am(ino)- alteration of oxy- alteration of phen(ol)