Definition of dioestrus in English:

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Pronunciation: /dʌɪˈiːstrəs/
(US diestrus)


[mass noun] Zoology
(In most female mammals) a period of sexual inactivity between recurrent periods of oestrus.
Example sentences
  • The reproductive cycle has four stages: anestrus, proestrus, estrus, and diestrus.
  • A greater percentage of CL in early diestrus tend to have a fluid-filled lumen vs the CL during late diestrus and advanced stages of pregnancy.
  • Progesterone secretion also increases during metestrus and diestrus with a decrease afterwards.

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