Definitions for oestrusˈɛs trəs, ˈi strəs

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  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

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  1. oestrus(n.)

    Specifically: (Physiol.) The periodical sexual impulse of animals; the period during which female animals are most receptive to males; heat; rut.

  2. Origin: [L., a gadfly; also, frenzy, fr. Gr. gadfly; hence, sting, fury, insane desire, frenzy.]

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  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 .

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  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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