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Noun: oestrus  ees-trus
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: estrus)
  1. Applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activity
    - estrus [N. Amer], heat, rut
Noun: Oestrus
  1. Type genus of the Oestridae: sheep botflies
    - genus Oestrus

Derived forms: oestruses

Type of: arthropod genus, physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state

Part of: family Hypodermatidae, family Oestridae, Hypodermatidae, Oestridae

Encyclopedia: Oestrus