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estrus

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noun es·trus \ˈes-trəs\

Definition of estrus

  1. :  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



Origin of estrus

New Latin, from Latin oestrus gadfly, frenzy, from Greek oistros — more at ire


First Known Use: circa 1890

Rhymes with estrus


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estrus

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noun es·trus \ˈes-trəs\

Medical Definition of estrus

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

  2. 2:  estrous cycle



Variants of estrus

or estrum \-trəm\play or chiefly British oestrus \ˈē-strəs\play play or oestrum \ˈē-strəm\play

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