Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

Words You've Been Using Wrong

diestrus

[dahy-es-truh s] /daɪˈɛs trəs/
noun
1.
(in female mammals) an interval of sexual inactivity between periods of estrus.
Also, British, dioestrus.
Origin of diestrus
1940-1945
First recorded in 1940-45; di-3 + estrus
Related forms
diestrous, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for diestrus

diestrus

/daɪˈiːstrəs/
noun
1.
the US spelling of dioestrus
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
diestrus in Medicine

diestrus di·es·trus (dī-ěs'trəs) or di·es·trum (-trəm)
n.
The period of sexual quiescence intervening between two periods of estrus.


di·es'trous (-trəs) adj.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for diestrus

Word Value for diestrus

9
10
Scrabble Words With Friends