estrous

estrous
Pertaining to estrus. SYN: estrual.

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es·trous 'es-trəs or chiefly Brit oes·trous 'ē-strəs adj
1) of, relating to, or characteristic of estrus
2) being in heat

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  • estrous — adjective Of, pertaining to, or in a state of estrus Syn: estral, oestral …   Wiktionary

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