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[pol-ee-es-truh s] /ˌpɒl iˈɛs trəs/
having several estrus cycles annually or during a breeding season.
Also, polyoestrous.
Origin of polyestrous
1895-1900; poly- + estrous Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for polyestrous
  • In fact, bush dogs may be polyestrous, a marked divergence from the canid norm.
  • The females are polyestrous and can produce a maximum of five litters annually.
  • Females tend to be seasonally polyestrous, with a cycle lasting about three weeks.
  • Wild burros are polyestrous and can breed and give birth throughout various times of the year.
  • Most meat and dairy goats are seasonally polyestrous with recurring estrual periods from midsummer through midwinter.
  • polyestrous if initial fertilization does not occur.
polyestrous in Medicine

polyestrous pol·y·es·trous (pŏl'ē-ěs'trəs)
Ovulating more than once a year.

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