clomiphene

noun
clo·mi·phene | \ ˈklō-mə-ˌfēn \

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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'clomiphene.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of clomiphene

1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for clomiphene

chlor- + amine + -phene (from phenyl)

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about clomiphene

Share clomiphene

Dictionary Entries near clomiphene

cloke

cloky

clomb

clomiphene

clomipramine

clomp

clonazepam

Statistics for clomiphene

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for clomiphene

The first known use of clomiphene was in 1962

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for clomiphene

clomiphene

noun
clo·mi·phene | \ ˈkläm-ə-ˌfēn, ˈklōm- \

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.

Comments on clomiphene

What made you want to look up clomiphene? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

characteristic trappings or dress

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Food Quiz

True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!