metestrus

noun
met·​es·​trus | \ ˌmet-ˈe-strəs How to pronounce metestrus (audio) \

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 How to pronounce metestrus (audio) \
variants: or chiefly British metoestrus \ -​ˈē-​strəs How to pronounce metoestrus (audio) \

Medical Definition of metestrus

: the period of regression that follows estrus

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