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diestrus

[dahy-es-truh s]
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noun
  1. (in female mammals) an interval of sexual inactivity between periods of estrus.
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Also British dioestrus.

Origin of diestrus

First recorded in 1940–45; di-3 + estrus
Related formsdi·es·trous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for diestrus

diestrus

noun
  1. the US spelling of dioestrus
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diestrus in Medicine

diestrus

(dī-ĕstrəs)
n.
  1. The period of sexual quiescence intervening between two periods of estrus.
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Related formsdi•estrous (-trəs) adj.
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