[ met-es-truhs ]
/ mɛtˈɛs trəs /
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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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First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
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Also especially British, met·oes·trus [met-es-truhs, ‐ee-struhs] /mɛtˈɛs trəs, ‐ˈi strəs/ .
Words nearby metestrus
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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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