polyestrous
adjective Date: 1900 having more than one period of estrus in a year

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  • polyestrous — /pol ee es treuhs/, adj. having several estrus cycles annually or during a breeding season. Also, polyoestrous. [1895 1900; POLY + ESTROUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • polyestrous — adjective Having multiple periods of estrus in a year, or during a breeding season …   Wiktionary

  • polyestrous — Having two or more estrous cycles in a mating season. * * * poly·es·trous .päl ē es trəs or Brit poly·oes·trous ē strəs adj having more than one period of estrus in a year * * * poly·es·trous (pol″e esґtrəs) completing two or more… …   Medical dictionary

  • polyestrous — adj. made of polyester fabric; resembling polyester fabric …   English contemporary dictionary

  • polyestrous — poly·estrous …   English syllables

  • polyestrous — pol•y•es•trous or polyoestrous [[t]ˌpɒl iˈɛs trəs[/t]] adj. phl zool. having several estrus cycles annually or during a breeding season • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • polyestrous — adjective having more than one period of estrus per year • Syn: ↑polyoestrous • Similar to: ↑estrous * * * /pol ee es treuhs/, adj. having several estrus cycles annually or during a breeding season. Also, polyoestrous. [1895 1900; POLY + ESTROUS] …   Useful english 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

  • polyoestrous — adjective having more than one period of estrus per year • Syn: ↑polyestrous • Similar to: ↑estrous * * * variant of polyestrous * * * /pol ee es treuhs, ee streuhs/, adj. polyestrous …   Useful english dictionary

  • mammal — mammallike, adj. /mam euhl/, n. any vertebrate of the class Mammalia, having the body more or less covered with hair, nourishing the young with milk from the mammary glands, and, with the exception of the egg laying monotremes, giving birth to… …   Universalium

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