clo·​mi·​phene ˈklō-mə-ˌfēn How to pronounce clomiphene (audio)
: 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 Male reproductive experts use certain off-label medications to treat low testosterone, such as clomiphene citrate, in men with fertility interests. Karen Pallarito, Health, 12 May 2023 Milwaukee was hit with another 80-game suspension in April when, days before the beginning of the regular season, catcher Pedro Severino was suspended for testing positive for clomiphene. Curt Hogg, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 17 May 2022 Milwaukee Brewers catcher Pedro Severino has been suspended 80 games without pay for the use of the performance-enhancing substance clomiphene, Major League Baseball announced Tuesday morning. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5 Apr. 2022 Inner Armor tested the same product from a different sample for clomiphene, and the results came back negative. Hunter Cooke, ajc, 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, 29 June 2017 Clomiphene is commonly used to treat female infertility. Usa Today Sports, USA TODAY, 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, 15 May 2017 See More

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Word History


chlor- + amine + -phene (from phenyl)

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of clomiphene was in 1962

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Cite this Entry

“Clomiphene.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

Medical Definition


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