diestrus
noun Etymology: New Latin, from dia- + estrus Date: 1942 a period of sexual quiescence that intervenes between two periods of estrus • diestrous adjective

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  • diestrus — n. a state or interval of sexual inactivity or quiescence between periods of activity; of animals having several estrous cycles in one breeding season. Syn: diestrum. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • diestrus — [dī es′trəs] n. [ModL < DIA + ESTRUS] the interval between periods of sexual heat in female mammals diestrous [dī es′trəs] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Diestrus — dvikartė ruja statusas T sritis gyvūnų raida, augimas, ontogenezė, embriologija atitikmenys: lot. Diestrus; Dioestrus; Interestrus; Interoestrus ryšiai: platesnis terminas – rujos ciklas …   Veterinarinės anatomijos, histologijos ir embriologijos terminai

  • diestrus — noun (of animals having several estrous cycles in one breeding season) a state or interval of sexual inactivity or quiescence between periods of activity • Syn: ↑diestrum • Derivationally related forms: ↑diestrual (for: ↑diestrum), ↑diestrual …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • diestrus — A period of sexual quiescence intervening between two periods of estrus. [G. dia, between, + oistros, desire] * * * di·es·trus ( )dī es trəs also di·es·trum trəm or chiefly Brit di·oes·trus also di·oes·trum ēs n a period of sexual quiescence that …   Medical dictionary

  • diestrus — noun US spelling of dioestrus …   English new terms dictionary

  • diestrus — di·estrus …   English syllables

  • diestrus — di•es•trus [[t]daɪˈɛs trəs[/t]] n. phl zool. an interval of sexual inactivity between periods of estrus • Etymology: 1940–45; di +estrus di•es′trous, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • gestational diestrus — the period of sexual inactivity occurring during gestation in female mammals …   Medical dictionary

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