Definition of dioestrus in English:


Line breaks: di|oes¦trus
Pronunciation: /dʌɪˈiːstrəs
(US diestrus)


[mass noun] Zoology
  • (In most female mammals) a period of sexual inactivity between recurrent periods of oestrus.
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    • 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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