metestrus

[ met-es-truhs ]

noun
  1. 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.

Origin of metestrus

1
First recorded in 1895–1900; met- + estrus
  • Also especially British, met·oes·trus [met-es-truhs, ‐ee-struhs] /mɛtˈɛs trəs, ‐ˈi strəs/ .

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British Dictionary definitions for metestrus

metestrus

/ (mɛtˈɛstrəs, -ˈiːstrəs) /


noun
  1. the US spelling of metoestrus

Derived forms of metestrus

  • metestrous, adjective

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