adjective Date: circa 1857 estrous

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  • estrual — SYN: estrous. * * * es·tru·al es trə wəl or chiefly Brit oes·tru·al ē strə wəl adj ESTROUS …   Medical dictionary

  • estrual — es·tru·al …   English syllables

  • estrual — adjective see estrous …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

  • estrus — That portion or phase of the sexual cycle of female animals characterized by willingness to permit coitus; readily detectable behavioral and other signs are exhibited by animals during this period. SYN: heat (3). [G. oistros, mad desire]… …   Medical dictionary

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