metestrus

[ met-es-truh s ]
/ mɛtˈɛs trəs /

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.

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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