- 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
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- the US spelling of metoestrus
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- The period of sexual inactivity that follows estrus.
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