HyperDic: estrous

English > 1 sense of the word estrous:
ADJECTIVEallestrous(of lower mammals) showing or in a state of estrus
estrous > pronunciation
Soundseh'strahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > estrous: 1 sense > adjective 1
Meaning(of lower mammals) showing or in a state of estrus; in heat.
Examples
  • "the estrous state"
  • "the estrous cycle"
Categorymammal, mammalianAny warm-blooded vertebrate having the skin more or less covered with hair
Narrowermonestrous, monoestrousHaving one estrous cycle per year
polyestrous, polyoestrousHaving more than one period of estrus per year
Oppositeanestrous(of lower mammals) not in a state of estrus
Spanishestral, estroso
Nounsestrusapplies to nonhuman mammals

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