estrous cycle
noun Date: 1900 the correlated phenomena of the endocrine and reproductive systems of a female mammal from the beginning of one period of estrus to the beginning of the next — called also estral cycle, estrus cycle

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  • estrous cycle — n the correlated phenomena of the endocrine and generative systems of a female mammal from the beginning of one period of estrus to the beginning of the next called also estral cycle, estrus cycle * * * the type of sexual cycle seen in most adult …   Medical dictionary

  • estrous cycle — n. the regular female reproductive cycle of most placental mammals that is under hormonal control and includes a period of heat, followed by ovulation and complex changes of the uterine lining …   English World dictionary

  • estrous cycle — estrous cycle. См. эстральный цикл. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • 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

  • estrous cycle — /ˈɛstrəs saɪkəl/ (say estruhs suykuhl), /ˈis / (say ees ) noun US → oestrous cycle …   Australian English dictionary

  • estrous cycle — a series of physiological changes in sexual and other organs in female mammals, extending from one period of heat to the next, accompanied by behavioral changes indicating interest in mating. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • estrous cycle — es′trous cy cle n. zool. a series of physiological changes in sexual and other organs in female mammals, extending from one period of heat to the next • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • estrous cycle — noun : the correlated phenomena of the endocrine and generative systems of a female mammal from the beginning of one period of estrus to the beginning of the next …   Useful english dictionary

  • cycle — 1. A recurrent series of events. 2. A recurring period of time. 3. One successive compression and rarefaction of a wave, as of a sound wave. [G. kyklos, circle] anovulatory c. a …   Medical 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

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