monestrous
monestrous mon*es"trous, a. (Zool.) Having only one estrus period per breeding cycle or per year; -- of certain mammals. [PJC]

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  • monestrous — adjective Date: 1900 experiencing estrus once each year or breeding season …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • monestrous — /mon es treuhs/, adj. of or pertaining to a mammal that has one estrus period per breeding season, as the dog. Also, monoestrous. [1895 1900; MON + ESTROUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • monestrous — Having but one estrous cycle in a mating season. * * * mon·es·trous ( )mä nes trəs or chiefly Brit mon·oes·trous ( )mä nēs adj experiencing estrus once each year or breeding season * * * mon·es·trous (mon esґtrəs) completing only one estrous …   Medical dictionary

  • monestrous — mon·estrous …   English syllables

  • monestrous — mon•es•trous [[t]mɒnˈɛs trəs[/t]] adj. zool. having one estrous period per breeding season • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • monestrous — adjective having one estrous cycle per year • Syn: ↑monoestrous • Similar to: ↑estrous * * * /mon es treuhs/, adj. of or pertaining to a mammal that has one estrus period per breeding season, as the dog. Also, monoestrous. [1895 1900; MON +… …   Useful english dictionary

  • monoestrous — adjective having one estrous cycle per year • Syn: ↑monestrous • Similar to: ↑estrous * * * variant of monestrous * * * /mon es treuhs, ee streuhs/, adj. monestrous …   Useful english dictionary

  • False pregnancy — False pregnancy, most commonly termed pseudocyesis in humans and pseudopregnancy in other mammals, is the appearance of clinical and/or subclinical signs and symptoms associated with pregnancy when the person or animal is not pregnant. Clinically …   Wikipedia

  • estrus — estrual /es trooh euhl/, adj. /es treuhs/, n. Zool. 1. Also, estrum /es treuhm/, oestrus. the period of heat or rut; the period of maximum sexual receptivity of the female. 2. See estrous cycle. [1885 90; < L oestrus OESTRUS] * * * Period in the… …   Universalium

  • mammal — mammallike, adj. /mam euhl/, n. any vertebrate of the class Mammalia, having the body more or less covered with hair, nourishing the young with milk from the mammary glands, and, with the exception of the egg laying monotremes, giving birth to… …   Universalium

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