diestrus

diestrus

[dahy-es-truhs]
noun
(in female mammals) an interval of sexual inactivity between periods of estrus.
Also, British, dioestrus.


Origin:
1940–45; di-3 + estrus

diestrous, adjective
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diestrus (daɪˈiːstrəs)
 
n
the US spelling of dioestrus

dioestrus or (US) diestrus (daɪˈiːstrəs)
 
n
a period of sexual inactivity between periods of oestrus in animals that have several oestrous cycles in one breeding season
 
diestrus or (US) diestrus
 
n

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diestrus di·es·trus (dī-ěs'trəs) or di·es·trum (-trəm)
n.
The period of sexual quiescence intervening between two periods of estrus.


di·es'trous (-trəs) adj.
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