oestrus oestrus

Definition(s):

  1. (n) applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activity
  2. (n) type genus of the Oestridae: sheep botflies

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Usage(s):

  • Anyway, she was in heat (oestrus for the technically minded) and thus had a male panda on either side in separate cages in the hope they might hit it off.
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