Definitions for oestrusˈɛs trəs, ˈi strəs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

oes•trusˈɛs trəs, ˈi strəs(n.)

  1. Category: Zoology, Physiology

    Ref: estrus.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. estrus, oestrus, heat, rut(noun)

    applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activity

  2. Oestrus, genus Oestrus(noun)

    type genus of the Oestridae: sheep botflies


  1. oestrus(Noun)

    A biting fly of the genus Oestrus; a botfly.

  2. oestrus(Noun)

    A bite or sting.

  3. oestrus(Noun)

    A passion or frenzy.

  4. oestrus(Noun)

    A female animal's readiness to mate; heat, rut.

  5. Origin: From the oestrus, from the .


  1. Oestrus

    Oestrus is a genus of bot flies, from the family Oestridae The genus includes the sheep bot fly that is a major pest in the Australian sheep industry. There are approximately 34 species in the genus.

Anagrams of oestrus

  1. estrous, ousters, sourest, souters, toruses, tousers, tussore


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