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metestrus

[met-es-truh s] /mɛtˈɛs trəs/
noun
1.
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
1895-1900; met- + estrus
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British Dictionary definitions for metestrus

metestrus

/mɛtˈɛstrəs; -ˈiːstrəs/
noun
1.
the US spelling of metoestrus
Derived Forms
metestrous, adjective

metoestrus

/mɛtˈiːstrəs; -ˈɛstrəs/
noun
1.
(zoology) the period in the oestrous cycle following oestrus, characterized by lack of sexual activity
Derived Forms
metoestrous, (US) metestrous, adjective
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metestrus in Medicine

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

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