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metestrus

[ met-es-truhs ]
/ mɛtˈɛs trəs /
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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.

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Also especially British, met·oes·trus [met-es-truhs, ‐ee-struhs] /mɛtˈɛs trəs, ‐ˈi strəs/ .

Origin of metestrus

First recorded in 1895–1900; met- + estrus
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British Dictionary definitions for metestrus

metestrus
/ (mɛtˈɛstrəs, -ˈiːstrəs) /

noun

the US spelling of metoestrus

Derived forms of metestrus

metestrous, adjective
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Medical definitions for metestrus

metestrus
[ mĕ-tĕstrəs ]

n.

The period of sexual inactivity that follows estrus.
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