anoestrus

[ an-es-truh s, -ee-struh s ]
/ ænˈɛs trəs, -ˈi strəs /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for anoestrus

anoestrus

US anestrus

/ (ænˈiːstrəs) /

noun

a period of sexual inactivity between two periods of oestrus in many mammals

Derived Forms

anoestrous or US anestrous, adjective

Word Origin for anoestrus

C20: New Latin; see an-, oestrus
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