adjective Date: 1900 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of estrus 2. being in heat

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  • estrous — [es′trəs; ] Brit usually [ ē′strəs] adj. of, or having the characteristics of, estrus …   English World dictionary

  • estrous — adjective (of lower mammals) showing or in a state of estrus; in heat the estrous state the estrous cycle • Ant: ↑anestrous • Similar to: ↑monestrous, ↑monoestrous, ↑polyestrous, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • estrous — estrus (Brit. oestrus) ► NOUN ▪ a recurring period of sexual receptivity and fertility in many female mammals. DERIVATIVES estrous adjective. ORIGIN Greek oistros gadfly or frenzy …   English terms dictionary

  • estrous — /es treuhs/, adj. pertaining to or involving the estrus. Also, estral, oestrous. [1895 1900; see OESTROUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • estrous — adjective Of, pertaining to, or in a state of estrus Syn: estral, oestral …   Wiktionary

  • estrous — Pertaining to estrus. SYN: estrual. * * * es·trous es trəs or chiefly Brit oes·trous ē strəs adj 1) of, relating to, or characteristic of estrus 2) being in heat …   Medical dictionary

  • estrous — adj. of the period of sexual readiness (Zoology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • estrous — es·trous …   English syllables

  • estrous — es•trous [[t]ˈɛs trəs[/t]] adj. zool. pertaining to or involving the estrus …   From formal English to slang

  • estrous — /ˈɛstrəs/ (say estruhs), /ˈis / (say ees ) adjective US → oestrous …   Australian English dictionary

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