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anestrus

[ an-es-truhs ]
/ ænˈɛs trəs /
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noun Zoology.
(of a female mammal) the interval of sexual inactivity between two periods of heat or rut.
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Origin of anestrus

First recorded in 1925–30; an-1 + estrus
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British Dictionary definitions for anestrus

anestrus
/ (ænˈiːstrəs) /

noun
a variant spelling (esp US) of anoestrus

Derived forms of anestrus

anestrous, adjective
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Medical definitions for anestrus

anestrus
[ ăn-ĕstrəs ]

n.
An interval of sexual inactivity between two periods of estrus in female mammals that breed cyclically.
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