oestrus(redirected from Estrum)
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Variant of estrus.
oestrus(ˈiːstrəs; ˈɛstrəs) ,
(Zoology) a regularly occurring period of sexual receptivity in most female mammals, except humans, during which ovulation occurs and copulation can take place; heat
[C17: from Latin oestrus gadfly, hence frenzy, from Greek oistros]
ˈoestrous, ˈoestral, ˈestrous, ˈestral adj
a recurring period of maximum sexual receptivity in most female mammals other than humans; heat.
[1885–90; < Latin oestrus < Greek oîstros gadfly, sting, frenzy]
the condition of being in rut or sexual arousal, applied particularly to the female. Also spelled estrum, oestrum. — estrous, oestrous, adj.See also: Animals
the condition of being in rut or sexual arousal, applied particularly to the female. Also called est rum, oestrum. — estrous, oestrous, adj.See also: Sex
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|Noun||1.||oestrus - applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activity|
|2.||Oestrus - type genus of the Oestridae: sheep botflies|
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods