estrous cycle

noun

Definition of estrous cycle 

: the correlated phenomena of the endocrine and reproductive systems of a female mammal from the beginning of one period of estrus to the beginning of the next

called also estral cycle, estrus cycle

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1900, in the meaning defined above

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estrous cycle

noun

Medical Definition of estrous cycle 

: the correlated phenomena of the endocrine and generative systems of a female mammal from the beginning of one period of estrus to the beginning of the next

called also estral cycle, estrus cycle

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