metestrus

noun
met·es·trus | \ ˌmet-ˈes-trəs \

Definition of metestrus 

: the period of regression that follows estrus

First Known Use of metestrus

1913, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for metestrus

New Latin

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metestrus

noun
met·es·trus | \ (ˈ)met-ˈes-trəs \
variants: or chiefly British metoestrus \-ˈē-strəs \

Medical Definition of metestrus 

: the period of regression that follows estrus

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