Definition of Diestrus

1. Noun. (of animals having several estrous cycles in one breeding season) a state or interval of sexual inactivity or quiescence between periods of activity.

Exact synonyms: Diestrum
Generic synonyms: Anestrum, Anestrus, Anoestrum, Anoestrus
Derivative terms: Diestrual, Diestrual

Definition of Diestrus

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of dioestrus) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Diestrus

1. a period of sexual inactivity [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Diestrus

1. Period of sexual quiescence separating phases of the estrous cycle in polyestrous animals. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Diestrus

dieses
diesinker
diesinkers
diesinking
diesis
diest
diester
diesterase
diesters
diestock
diestocks
diestrous
diestrual
diestrum
diestrums
diestruses
diet
diet fads
diet records
diet surveys
dietarian
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dietaries
dietarily
dietary
dietary carbohydrate
dietary fat
dietary fiber

Literary usage of Diestrus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"This decreased to 33% and 17% when the analogue was injected at 9 AM on proestrus and diestrus 2, respectively. No blockade of ovulation was observed after ..."

2. Stress, Gender, and Alcohol-Seeking Behavior edited by Walter A. Hunt, Sam Zakhari (1996)
"... and ^ventricular nuclei of the female rat estrus, compared to diestrus. ... a phase as compared to the diestrus critical period of development for the ..."

3. Mammalian Models for Research on Aging by Bennett J. Cohen, Institute Of Laboratory Animal Resources, National Research Council Staff (1981)
"... in the estrous cycles, characterized by lengthening of the cycle from 4 or 5 days to 6, 7, or more days, with prolonged periods of estrus or diestrus. ..."

4. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"... decreased litter size (158159), increased lactational diestrus (160), and reduced milk production (161) during the initial period of caloric restriction ..."

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