estrous cycle

estrous cycle
estrous cycle n the correlated phenomena of the endocrine and generative systems of a female mammal from the beginning of one period of estrus to the beginning of the next called also estral cycle, estrus cycle

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the type of sexual cycle seen in most adult female mammals, with recurring periods that include estrus and the correlated changes in the reproductive tract from one period to the next. The stages are proestrus, estrus, metestrus, and diestrus (the latter sometimes including anestrus of varying lengths of time). Cf. ovarian c. and menstrual c.

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  • Estrous cycle — Oestrus is also the biological genus name of the gadfly. The estrous cycle (also oestrous cycle; derived from Latin oestrus and originally from Greek οἶστρος meaning sexual desire) comprises the recurring physiologic changes that are induced by… …   Wikipedia

  • estrous cycle — noun Date: 1900 the correlated phenomena of the endocrine and reproductive systems of a female mammal from the beginning of one period of estrus to the beginning of the next called also estral cycle, estrus cycle …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • estrous cycle — /ˈɛstrəs saɪkəl/ (say estruhs suykuhl), /ˈis / (say ees ) noun US → oestrous cycle …   Australian-English dictionary

  • estrous cycle — a series of physiological changes in sexual and other organs in female mammals, extending from one period of heat to the next, accompanied by behavioral changes indicating interest in mating. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • estrous cycle — es′trous cy cle n. zool. a series of physiological changes in sexual and other organs in female mammals, extending from one period of heat to the next • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • estrous cycle — noun : the correlated phenomena of the endocrine and generative systems of a female mammal from the beginning of one period of estrus to the beginning of the next …   Useful english dictionary

  • cycle — 1. A recurrent series of events. 2. A recurring period of time. 3. One successive compression and rarefaction of a wave, as of a sound wave. [G. kyklos, circle] anovulatory c. a …   Medical dictionary

  • estrous — adjective (of lower mammals) showing or in a state of estrus; in heat the estrous state the estrous cycle • Ant: ↑anestrous • Similar to: ↑monestrous, ↑monoestrous, ↑polyestrous, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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