proestrus

noun pro·es·trus \ (ˌ)prō-ˈe-strəs \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of proestrus

:a period immediately preceding estrus characterized by preparatory physiological changes

Origin and Etymology of proestrus

New Latin


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proestrus

noun pro·es·trus \ -ˈes-trəs \
variants: or proestrum play \-ˈes-trəm\ or chiefly British pro-oestrus or pro-oestrum play \-ˈēs-\

medical Definition of proestrus

:a preparatory period immediately preceding estrus and characterized by growth of graafian follicles, increased estrogenic activity, and alteration of uterine and vaginal mucosa

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