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An interval of sexual inactivity between two periods of estrus in female mammals that breed cyclically.
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(Biology) a variant spelling (esp US) of anoestrus
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the interval of sexual inactivity in a female mammal between two periods of heat or rut.
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|Noun||1.||anestrus - applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or interval of sexual inactivity between two periods of estrus|
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
diestrum, diestrus - (of animals having several estrous cycles in one breeding season) a state or interval of sexual inactivity or quiescence between periods of activity
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