diestrus

[ dahy-es-truh s ]
/ daɪˈɛs trəs /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. dieselize,
  2. diesinker,
  3. diesis,
  4. diester,
  5. diestock,
  6. diet,
  7. diet kitchen,
  8. diet pill,
  9. diet pyramid,
  10. dietary

Also British dioestrus.

Origin of diestrus

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

Related formsdi·es·trous, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for diestrus

diestrus

/ (daɪˈiːstrəs) /

noun

the US spelling of dioestrus
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Medicine definitions for diestrus

diestrus

[ dī-ĕstrəs ]

n.

The period of sexual quiescence intervening between two periods of estrus.
Related formsdi•estrous (-trəs) adj.


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