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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
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Ainsi, l'activation dopaminergique dans la VTA change au cours du cycle hormonal chez des femelles avec un taux de liberation plus eleve pendant le cycle oestral (quand le niveau d'oestrogene est le plus important) comparativement a certaines phases du cycle menstruel (Zhang et al.
In order to induce oestral behavior, estrogen was applied to a mount animal (mannequin) and the semen was collected through the artificial vagina.
Vaginal hyperplasia also known as vaginal hypertrophy, oestral hypertrophy, vaginal eversion and vaginal protrusion, is eversion of oedematous hyperplastic vaginal mucous membrane into the vaginal lumen or its prolapse through the vulva in bitches (Manotha-iudom and Johnston, 1991).