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proestrus

[proh-es-truh s]
noun
  1. the period immediately preceding estrus.
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Origin of proestrus

First recorded in 1920–25; pro-1 + estrus
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British Dictionary definitions for proestrus

proestrus

noun
  1. the usual US spelling of pro-oestrus
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proestrus in Medicine

proestrus

(prō-ĕstrəs)
n.
  1. The period immediately before estrus in most female mammals, characterized by development of the endometrium and ovarian follicles.
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