met-estrus

metestrus

[met-es-truhs]
noun
the luteal phase of the reproductive cycle in mammalian females, occurring after ovulation and characterized by development of the corpus luteum, increased progesterone secretion, and decreased estrogen secretion.
Also, metoestrus.


Origin:
1895–1900; met- + estrus

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metestrus (mɛtˈɛstrəs, -ˈiːstrəs)
 
n
the US spelling of metoestrus
 
met'estrous
 
adj

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metestrus met·es·trus (mě-těs'trəs)
n.
The period of sexual inactivity that follows estrus.

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