noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1923 the period of regression that follows estrus

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  • metestrus — /met es treuhs/, n. the luteal phase of the reproductive cycle in mammalian females, occurring after ovulation and characterized by development of the corpus luteum, increased progesterone secretion, and decreased estrogen secretion. Also,… …   Universalium

  • metestrus — noun A phase of the oestrus cycle where the signs of oestrogen stimulation subside, the corpus luteum starts to form, and the uterine lining begins to secrete small amounts of progesterone …   Wiktionary

  • metestrus — met·es·trus ( )met es trəs or chiefly Brit met·oes·trus ē strəs n the period of regression that follows estrus * * * me·tes·trus (mə tesґtrəs) [meta + estrus] in female mammals that have estrous cycles, the period of subsiding… …   Medical dictionary

  • metestrus — met·estrus …   English syllables

  • metestrus — met•es•trus [[t]mɛtˈɛs trəs[/t]] n. phl the luteal phase of the reproductive cycle • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

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  • metestrus, metestrum — The period between estrus and diestrus in the estrous cycle. [meta + estrus] …   Medical dictionary

  • 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

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