diestrus

[ dahy-es-truhs ]
/ daɪˈɛs trəs /

noun

(in female mammals) an interval of sexual inactivity between periods of estrus.

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Also British, di·oes·trus .

Origin of diestrus

First recorded in 1940–45; di-3 + estrus

OTHER WORDS FROM diestrus

di·es·trous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for diestrus

diestrus
/ (daɪˈiːstrəs) /

noun

the US spelling of dioestrus
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Medical definitions for diestrus

diestrus
[ dī-ĕstrəs ]

n.

The period of sexual quiescence intervening between two periods of estrus.

Other words from diestrus

di•estrous (-trəs) adj.
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