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1. Not exhibiting estrus.
2. Of or relating to anestrus.
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(ænˈɛs trəs)

1. not showing estrus.
2. of or pertaining to anestrus.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.anestrous - of or relating to anestrus
2.anestrous - (of lower mammals) not in a state of estrus; not in heat; "an anestrous bitch"
mammal, mammalian - any warm-blooded vertebrate having the skin more or less covered with hair; young are born alive except for the small subclass of monotremes and nourished with milk
estrous - (of lower mammals) showing or in a state of estrus; in heat; "the estrous state"; "the estrous cycle"
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(10) The results of another study revealed that neonatal exposure to estrogenic-disrupting compounds such as genistein advanced pubertal onset and induced premature anestrous in female rats.
They have multiple estrus cycles during one part of the year, which is called the ovulatory season; and is followed by an anestrous period for the rest of the year.
Ovulatory response and luteal function after eCG administration at the end of a progesterone and estradiol based treatment in postpartum anestrous beef cattle.
Anestrous (40%), silent heat (31.4%), calving interval (14.3%) and metritis (14.3%) were noticed as reproductive disorders in dairy animals of dairy farms in Punjab.
Study on incidence of anestrous and blood biochemical constituents in non-cyclic and cyclic crossbred cows.
Be, "The use of hormonal treatments to improve reproductive performance of anestrous beef cattle in tropical climates," Animal Reproduction Science, vol.
Tomaszewska-Zaremba, "Central injection of exogenous IL-1[beta] in the control activities of hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis in anestrous ewes," Reproduction in Domestic Animals, vol.
Estrous synchronization can be managed by different programs including single or combined use of hormones such as progestagens, estrogens, melatonin, PGF2[alpha], PMSG, hCG, GnRH in breeding, transition or anestrous seasons in goats (Alaam, 2005; Titi et al., 2010; Alkan et al., 2012).
The experiments were conducted from mid-April to mid-August, when ewes in Northern Utah are seasonally anestrous. At the time of collection, ewes were determined to be anestrous/acyclic due to the visual lack of active follicular development on the ovaries.
The study on ewes during anestrous season, when the level of estradiol is presumably low, showed that endotoxin-induced inflammation decreased the transcription of GnRH mRNA in the POA [29].