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estrus Explained

estrus at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


estrus at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1850, from L. oestrus "frenzy, gadfly," from Gk. oistros "gadfly, breeze, sting, mad impulse" (probably cognate with Lith. aistra "violent passion," L. ira "anger"). Earliest Eng. sense is of "frenzied passion;" first attested 1890 with meaning "rut in animals, heat." ///

estrus at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Period in the sexual cycle of female mammals, except the higher primates, during which they are in heat (ready to accept a male for mating). Some animals (e.g., dogs) have only one heat during a breeding season; others (e.g., ground squirrels) will come into heat repeatedly during the breeding season until impregnated. During estrus the female secretes pheromones that signal her receptivity to the males; her genital area may become swollen, and she may also give behavioral signals.

estrus at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened
sexual arousal and activity [syn: {oestrus}, {heat}, {rut}]
[ant: {anestrus}]

estrus at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: en-noun » estruses
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    * russet
    • struse
    • surest



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