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estrus

noun es·trus \ˈes-trəs\

Definition of ESTRUS

:  a regularly recurrent state of sexual excitability during which the female of most mammals will accept the male and is capable of conceiving :  heat; also :  a single occurrence of this state
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Origin of ESTRUS

New Latin, from Latin oestrus gadfly, frenzy, from Greek oistros — more at ire
First Known Use: circa 1890

Rhymes with ESTRUS

Medical Dictionary

estrus

noun es·trus \ˈes-trəs\

Medical Definition of ESTRUS

1
a :  a regularly recurrent state of sexual excitability during which the female of most mammals will accept the male and is capable of conceiving :  heat b :  a single occurrence of this state

Variants of ESTRUS

es·trus or es·trum \-trəm\ or chiefly British oes·trus \ˈē-strəs\ or oes·trum \ˈē-strəm\

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