metestrus

[met-es-truh s]

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. meter-kilogram-second system,
  2. meter-kilogram-second-ampere,
  3. meterage,
  4. metered mail,
  5. metes and bounds,
  6. metformin,
  7. meth,
  8. meth-,
  9. meth.,
  10. methacetin


Origin of metestrus

First recorded in 1895–1900; met- + estrus

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British Dictionary definitions for metestrus

metestrus

noun

the US spelling of metoestrus
Derived Formsmetestrous, adjective

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Medicine definitions for metestrus

metestrus

[mĕ-tĕstrəs]

n.

The period of sexual inactivity that follows estrus.

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