oestrus

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oes·trus

 (ĕs′trəs)
n.
Variant of estrus.

oestrus

(ˈiːstrəs; ˈɛstrəs) ,

estrus

or

estrum

n
(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

es•trus

(ˈɛs trəs)
n.
a recurring period of maximum sexual receptivity in most female mammals other than humans; heat.
[1885–90; < Latin oestrus < Greek oîstros gadfly, sting, frenzy]

estrus, oestrus

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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oestrus - applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activityoestrus - applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activity
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
2.Oestrus - type genus of the Oestridae: sheep botflies
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
Oestrus ovis, sheep botfly, sheep gadfly - larvae are parasitic on sheep

estrus

also oestrus
noun
A regular period of sexual excitement in female mammals:
Translations

oestrus

estrus (US) [ˈiːstrəs] Nestro m