clo·​mi·​phene | \ ˈklō-mə-ˌfēn How to pronounce clomiphene (audio) \

Definition of clomiphene

: a synthetic drug C26H28ClNO used in the form of its citrate to induce ovulation

Examples of clomiphene in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Inner Armor tested the same product from a different sample for clomiphene, and the results came back negative. Hunter Cooke, ajc, "NCAA’s motion to dismiss in Amani Bledsoe lawsuit denied by District Judge," 29 Nov. 2017 But acupuncture was not linked with an increase in the birth rate compared with sham acupuncture, regardless of whether it was given with or without clomiphene. Rachael Rettner Senior Writer, Fox News, "Can acupuncture treat women's health issues? Studies find mixed results," 29 June 2017 Clomiphene is commonly used to treat female infertility. Usa Today Sports, USA TODAY, "Olympic speedskater Chris Creveling receives four-year ban," 15 May 2017 Creveling, 30, tested positive for clomiphene as a result of an out-of-competition urine test on Oct. 18, 2016. Usa Today Sports, USA TODAY, "Olympic speedskater Chris Creveling receives four-year ban," 15 May 2017

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First Known Use of clomiphene

1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for clomiphene

chlor- + amine + -phene (from phenyl)

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The first known use of clomiphene was in 1962

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“Clomiphene.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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clo·​mi·​phene | \ ˈkläm-ə-ˌfēn, ˈklōm- How to pronounce clomiphene (audio) \

Medical Definition of clomiphene

: a synthetic drug used in the form of its citrate C26H28ClNO·C6H8O7 to induce ovulation

Note: Clomiphene is marketed under the trademark Clomid.

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