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anestrus

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noun an·es·trus \-trəs\

Definition of anestrus

  1. :  the period of sexual quiescence between two periods of sexual activity in cyclically breeding mammals



Origin of anestrus

New Latin


First Known Use: 1923


Medical Dictionary

anestrus

noun an·es·trus

Medical Definition of anestrus

  1. :  the period of sexual quiescence between two periods of sexual activity in cyclically breeding mammals—compare estrus



Variants of anestrus

or chiefly British anoestrus \-trəs\play play

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