[klom-uh-feen, kloh-muh-]

noun Pharmacology.

a substance, C26H28ClNO, used for inducing ovulation in certain infertile women.

Origin of clomiphene

1960–65; c(h)lo(ro)-2 + (a)mi(ne) + phen(yl), extracted from the chemical name Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for clomiphene



a drug that stimulates the production of egg cells in the ovary: used to treat infertility in women
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clomiphene in Medicine


[klŏmə-fēn, klōmə-]


A synthetic drug that is used to stimulate ovulation.
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