Definitions for oestrusˈɛs trəs, ˈi strəs
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estrus, oestrus, heat, rut(noun)
applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activity
Oestrus, genus Oestrus(noun)
type genus of the Oestridae: sheep botflies
Specifically: (Physiol.) The periodical sexual impulse of animals; the period during which female animals are most receptive to males; heat; rut.
Origin: [L., a gadfly; also, frenzy, fr. Gr. gadfly; hence, sting, fury, insane desire, frenzy.]
A biting fly of the genus Oestrus; a botfly.
A bite or sting.
A passion or frenzy.
A female animal's readiness to mate; heat, rut.
Origin: From the oestrus, from the .
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.
estrous, ousters, sourest, souters, toruses, tousers, tussore
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