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estrous

[ es-truhs ]
/ ˈɛs trəs /
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adjective
pertaining to or involving the estrus.
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Origin of estrous

First recorded in 1895–1900; see origin at oestrous
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Medical definitions for estrous

estrous
[ ĕstrəs ]

adj.
Relating to or being in estrus.
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