[ met-es-truh s ]
/ mɛtˈɛs trəs /
the luteal phase of the reproductive cycle in mammalian females, occurring after ovulation and characterized by development of the corpus luteum, increased progesterone secretion, and decreased estrogen secretion.
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British Dictionary definitions for metestrus
/ (mɛtˈɛstrəs, -ˈiːstrəs) /
the US spelling of metoestrus
Derived forms of metestrusmetestrous, adjective
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Medical definitions for metestrus
[ mĕ-tĕs′trəs ]
The period of sexual inactivity that follows estrus.
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