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diestrus

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noun di·es·trus \(ˌ)dī-ˈes-trəs\

Definition of diestrus

  1. :  a period of sexual quiescence that intervenes between two periods of estrus

diestrous \-trəs\ adjective


Origin of diestrus

New Latin, from dia- + estrus


First Known Use: 1942


Medical Dictionary

diestrus

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noun di·es·trus \(ˈ)dī-ˈes-trəs\

Medical Definition of diestrus

  1. :  a period of sexual quiescence that intervenes between two periods of estrus

diestrous \-trəs\play also diestrual \-trə-wəl\play or chiefly British dioestrous also dioestrual adjective


Variants of diestrus

also diestrum \-trəm\play or chiefly British dioestrus also dioestrum \-ˈēs-\play

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