metestrus

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

metoestrus or metestrus (mɛtˈiːstrəs, -ˈɛstrəs)
 
n
zoology the period in the oestrous cycle following oestrus, characterized by lack of sexual activity
 
metestrus or metestrus
 
n
 
met'oestrous or metestrus
 
adj
 
met'estrous or metestrus
 
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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