from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A nonsteroidal estrogen antagonist used in the treatment of advanced breast cancer in women whose tumors are estrogen-dependent and also used prophylactically by some women at risk for breast cancer.
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- n. A nonsteroidal estrogen antagonist used in the treatment of advanced breast cancer
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a chemical compound (C26H29NO) which is non-steroidal but physiogically active as an estrogen antagonist. It is used to treat postmenopausal breast cancer. Chemically it is 1-p-dimethylaminoethoxyphenyl-trans-1,2-diphenyl-but-1-ene. It can be obtained as a white crystalline powder.
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- n. an antagonist for estrogen that is used in the treatment of breast cancer
t(rans)- + am(ino)- + alteration of oxy- + alteration of phen(ol).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)