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[es-truh s] /ˈɛs trəs/
pertaining to or involving the estrus.
Also, estral, oestrous.
Origin of estrous
1895-1900; see oestrous Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It yields space and food and, in the case of males, estrous females.
  • The estrous, or fertility, cycle in females could likewise be altered experimentally by doses of melatonin.
  • Two closely related species might have different estrous cycles.
  • estrous synchronization programs need to be inexpensive, effective, and easy to administer.
estrous in Medicine

estrous es·trous (ěs'trəs)
Relating to or being in estrus.

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