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
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Breeding of cows was in the following manner: those coming on oestrus in the morning were served in the afternoon, and those coming on oestrus in the afternoon were served the following day in the morning, approximately 12 hours after visual observation of oestrus.
Sunquist (1981) once observed the oestrus in a thirty month old female that was perhaps the earliest.
When I was in the field and observing the baboons, I often noticed that males were directing unprovoked attacks or chases toward females in oestrus," Baniel stated.
All animals were 90 days old, weighed 250-300 grams, and were selected in the same period of oestrus cycle as assessed through vaginal smears.
Los agentes etiologicos mas comunes son larvas de los generos: Sarcophaga, Dermatobia, Oestrus, Gasterophilus, Cochliomya, Lucilia, Chrysomya y Musca (8).
While sneezing, larvae of Oestrus ovis were expelled from the nasal cavity.
Los casos de miasis nasal informados en el mundo han sido causados por varias especies diferentes, entre ellas: Lucilia sencata en Corea (2) y en Iran (18), Estro ovis en Argelia y Francia, Lucilia cuprina (19) y Phaenicia sericata en Malasia, Cochliomyia hominivorax en Guayana Francesa, Drosophila melanogaster en Turquia, Eristalis tenaxen Iran (16) y Oestrus ovisen Israel (20).
The most obvious benefit is the prevention of oestrus, so bitches do not come into season with all the related bleeding and annoying arousal of any male dogs in the vicinity.
As the weather gets warmer and the days longer, female cats, whose heat cycles are triggered by daylight hours, come into oestrus, known as season.
They measured about 20 [micro]m and 30 [micro]m in length, respectively, and their distribution resembled the typical pattern described in Oestrus larvae.
The condition is most often caused by Oestrus ovis and it exists in two forms, external and internal.