diestrous
adjective see diestrus

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  • diestrous — diestrual diestrualadj. in a period of sexual inactivity; of animals that have several estrous cycles in one breeding season. Syn: dioestrous, dioestrual. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • diestrous — See diestrus. * * * …   Universalium

  • diestrous — Pertaining to diestrus …   Medical dictionary

  • diestrous — di·estrous …   English syllables

  • diestrous — adjective (of animals that have several estrous cycles in one breeding season) in a period of sexual inactivity • Syn: ↑dioestrous, ↑diestrual, ↑dioestrual • Similar to: ↑anestrous • Derivationally related forms: ↑diestrum …   Useful english dictionary

  • diestrual — diestrous diestrous diestrual diestrualadj. in a period of sexual inactivity; of animals that have several estrous cycles in one breeding season. Syn: dioestrous, dioestrual. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • diestrus — diestrous, adj. /duy es treuhs/, n. (in female mammals) an interval of sexual inactivity between periods of estrus. Also, Brit. dioestrus. [1940 45; DI 3 + ESTRUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • Estrous cycle — Oestrus is also the biological genus name of the gadfly. The estrous cycle (also oestrous cycle; derived from Latin oestrus and originally from Greek οἶστρος meaning sexual desire) comprises the recurring physiologic changes that are induced by… …   Wikipedia

  • diestrual — adjective (of animals that have several estrous cycles in one breeding season) in a period of sexual inactivity • Syn: ↑diestrous, ↑dioestrous, ↑dioestrual • Similar to: ↑anestrous • Derivationally related forms: ↑diestrum, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • dioestrous — adjective (of animals that have several estrous cycles in one breeding season) in a period of sexual inactivity • Syn: ↑diestrous, ↑diestrual, ↑dioestrual • Similar to: ↑anestrous • Derivationally related forms: ↑diestrum …   Useful english dictionary

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