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.
- meter-kilogram-second system,
- metered mail,
- metes and bounds,
Origin of metestrus
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The period of sexual inactivity that follows estrus.
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