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1. Having several estrous cycles during a single breeding season.
2. Ovulating more than once a year.
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(Zoology) zoology characterized by multiple ovulation each breeding season
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or pol•y•oes•trous

(ˌpɒl iˈɛs trəs)

having several estrus cycles annually or during a breeding season.
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Adj.1.polyestrous - having more than one period of estrus 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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