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 and Etymology 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\
variants: also

diestrum

\-trəm\play or chiefly British

dioestrus

also

dioestrum

\-ˈēs-\play

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

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