diestrum


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di·es·trus

 (dī-ĕs′trəs) also di·es·trum (-trəm)
n.
In most female mammals, a short period of sexual quiescence between two estrus periods, during which the uterus is prepared for a fertilized ovum.


di·es′trous adj.
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Noun1.diestrum - (of animals having several estrous cycles in one breeding season) a state or interval of sexual inactivity or quiescence between periods of activity
anestrum, anestrus, anoestrum, anoestrus - applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or interval of sexual inactivity between two periods of estrus