anestrus

noun
an·​es·​trus | \ (ˌ)an-ˈe-strəs How to pronounce anestrus (audio) \

Definition of anestrus

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

First Known Use of anestrus

1923, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anestrus

New Latin

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“Anestrus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anestrus. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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anestrus

noun
an·​es·​trus
variants: or chiefly British anoestrus \ -​trəs How to pronounce anoestrus (audio) \

Medical Definition of anestrus

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

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