monestrous


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Related to monestrous: anoestrus, polyestrous, monestrous animals

mon·es·trous

 (mŏn-ĕs′trəs)
adj.
Having an estrous cycle that occurs only once during a single breeding season, usually annually.

monestrous

(mɒnˈiːstrəs; mɒnˈɛstrəs)
adj
(Zoology) zoology having or relating to only one oestrus cycle in every year or period of mating

mon•es•trous

(mɒnˈɛs trəs)

adj.
having one estrous period per breeding season.
[1895–1900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.monestrous - having one estrous cycle per year
estrous - (of lower mammals) showing or in a state of estrus; in heat; "the estrous state"; "the estrous cycle"
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Anestrus (ahn-ehs-truhs) An extended period of sexual inactivity in animals that are seasonally polyestrous or monestrous.
Monestrous (mohn-ehs-truhs) One estrous cycle each year, followed by a period of anestrus.