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metestrus

[met-es-truh s]
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noun
  1. 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.
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Origin of metestrus

First recorded in 1895–1900; met- + estrus
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British Dictionary definitions for metestrus

metestrus

noun
  1. the US spelling of metoestrus
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Derived Formsmetestrous, adjective
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metestrus in Medicine

metestrus

(mĕ-tĕstrəs)
n.
  1. The period of sexual inactivity that follows estrus.
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