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Meaning of OESTRUS

Pronunciation:  'eestrus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  type genus of the Oestridae: sheep botflies
  2. [n]  applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activity
 

OESTRUS is a 7 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: estrus, genus Oestrus, heat, rut
 
 Antonyms: anestrum, anestrus, anoestrum, anoestrus
 
 See Also: arthropod genus, family Hypodermatidae, family Oestridae, Hypodermatidae, Oestridae, Oestrus ovis, physiological condition, physiological state, sheep botfly, sheep gadfly

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\[OE]s"trus\, n. [L., a gadfly; also, frenzy, fr.Gr. ?
gadfly; hence, sting, fury, insane desire, frenzy.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of gadflies. The species which deposits
   its larv[ae] in the nasal cavities of sheep is {[oe]strus
   ovis}.

2. A vehement desire; esp. (Physiol.), the periodical sexual
   impulse of animals; heat; rut.

 

 

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