A synthetic hormone, C32H37NO10, used as an estrogen-blocking drug to inhibit the growth of certain types of tumors, esp. in cases of advanced breast cancer.
Webster's New World
- estrogen antagonist
Origin of Tamoxifen
t(rans)– am(ino)– alteration of oxy– alteration of phen(ol)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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