anestrous

[an-es-truhs]
adjective
1.
not showing estrus.
2.
of or pertaining to anestrus.
Also, anoestrous.


Origin:
1905–10; an-1 + estrous

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anestrus (ænˈiːstrəs)
 
n
a variant spelling (esp US) of anoestrus
 
an'estrous
 
adj

anoestrus or anestrus (ænˈiːstrəs)
 
n
a period of sexual inactivity between two periods of oestrus in many mammals
 
[C20: New Latin; see an-, oestrus]
 
anestrus or anestrus
 
n
 
[C20: New Latin; see an-, oestrus]
 
an'oestrous or anestrus
 
adj
 
an'estrous or anestrus
 
adj

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Seasonality, estrous cycle length and endocrine profiles will be monitored during the anestrous and estrous cycles.
Develop breeding protocols to maximize fertility in lactating cattle with special emphasis on anovulatory or anestrous cattle.
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