Definition of Anoestrum

1. Noun. Applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or interval of sexual inactivity between two periods of estrus.

Exact synonyms: Anestrum, Anestrus, Anoestrus
Generic synonyms: Physical Condition, Physiological Condition, Physiological State
Specialized synonyms: Diestrum, Diestrus
Derivative terms: Anestric, Anestric
Antonyms: Estrus



Definition of Anoestrum

1. period of sexual inactivity [n ANOESTRA]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Anoestrum

anodizing
anodon
anodons
anodontia
anodontism
anodyne
anodynes
anodynia
anodynic
anodynous
anoeses
anoesis
anoestra
anoestri
anoestrous
anoestrum (current term)
anoestrus
anoetic
anogenital
anogenital band
anogenital raphe
anoia
anoikic
anoikis
anoil
anoiled
anoiling
anoils
anoint
anointed

Literary usage of Anoestrum

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1. The Elements of Animal Physiology by William Alexander Osborne (1909)
"Generally stated domestication tends to shorten or even obliterate the anoestrum and thus make the periods of oestrous or desire more frequent though ..."

2. A Text-book of physiology for medical students and physicians by William Henry Howell (1913)
"... when injected into an animal during the anoestrum bring on a transient condition of heat. These authors do not believe, however, that the chemical ..."

3. The Breeding of Animals by Frederick Blackman Mumford (1917)
"... period is followed by a prolonged period of rest or anoestrum. In others, such as the rat or the rabbit, ..."

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