noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin oestrus gadfly, frenzy, from Greek oistros — more at ire Date: circa 1890 a regularly recurrent state of sexual excitability during which the female of most mammals will accept the male and is capable of conceiving ; heat; also a single occurrence of this state

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  • estrus — èstrus m DEFINICIJA fiziol. skup promjena u ženki sisavaca povezanih s razdobljem parenja ETIMOLOGIJA lat. estrus ← grč. oȋstros: obad; strast …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • estrus — estrus. См. эструс. (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.

  • estrus — 1850, frenzied passion, from L. oestrus frenzy, gadfly, from Gk. oistros gadfly, breeze, sting, mad impulse, perhaps from a PIE *eis, forming words denoting passion (Cf. Avestan aeЕЎma anger, Lith. aistra violent passion, L. ira anger ). First… …   Etymology dictionary

  • 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

  • estrus — [es′trəmes′trəs; ] Brit usually [ ē′strəs] n. [ModL < L oestrus, gadfly, horsefly, frenzy < Gr oistros, gadfly, sting, frenzy < IE base * eis , to move violently > ON eisa, to rush on, L ira, ire, Lith aistra, violent passion] 1. the… …   English World 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

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

  • estrus — noun alternative spelling of oestrus …   Wiktionary

  • 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

  • estrus — (Roget s Thesaurus II) also oestrus noun A regular period of sexual excitement in female mammals: heat, rut2, season. See SEX …   English dictionary for students

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