Definition of clomiphene in English:


Line breaks: clomi|phene
Pronunciation: /ˈkləʊmɪfiːn


[mass noun] Medicine
  • A synthetic non-steroidal drug used to treat infertility in women by stimulating ovulation.
    More example sentences
    • At its simplest it involves the woman taking a drug called clomiphene for six days each month.
    • Ovulation is successful in approximately 75 percent of women treated with clomiphene, but subsequent pregnancy rates are only 30 to 40 percent.
    • This combination also was significantly more effective than clomiphene alone for inducing ovulation.


1970s: from chlo(ro-) + (a)mi(ne) + phen(yl).

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