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selective estrogen receptor modulator

[ sĭ-lĕktĭv ]
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n.
A nonsteroidal compound, such as raloxifene or tamoxifen, designed to mimic the effect of estrogen on a specific tissue or body part by binding only to that part's estrogen receptors.
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