diestrus

noun

di·​es·​trus (ˌ)dī-ˈe-strəs How to pronounce diestrus (audio)
: a period of sexual quiescence that intervenes between two periods of estrus
diestrous adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from dia- + estrus

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of diestrus was in 1942

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“Diestrus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diestrus. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

diestrus

noun
di·​es·​trus (ˈ)dī-ˈes-trəs How to pronounce diestrus (audio)
variants also diestrum or chiefly British dioestrus also dioestrum
: a period of sexual quiescence that intervenes between two periods of estrus
diestrous adjective
also diestrual or chiefly British dioestrous also dioestrual

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