diestrus

noun
di·​es·​trus | \ (ˌ)dī-ˈe-strəs How to pronounce diestrus (audio) \

Definition of diestrus

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

Other Words from diestrus

diestrous \ (ˌ)dī-​ˈe-​strəs How to pronounce diestrous (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of diestrus

1942, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for diestrus

New Latin, from dia- + estrus

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“Diestrus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diestrus. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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diestrus

noun
di·​es·​trus | \ (ˈ)dī-ˈes-trəs How to pronounce diestrus (audio) \
variants: also diestrum \ -​trəm How to pronounce diestrum (audio) \ or chiefly British dioestrus also dioestrum \ -​ˈēs-​ How to pronounce dioestrum (audio) \

Medical Definition of diestrus

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

Other Words from diestrus

diestrous \ -​trəs How to pronounce diestrous (audio) \ also diestrual \ -​trə-​wəl How to pronounce diestrual (audio) \ or chiefly British dioestrous also dioestrual adjective

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