anestrus


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Related to anestrus: proestrus, monoestrous

an·es·trus

(an-es'trŭs),
The period of sexual quiescence between the estrus cycles of mammals; may be: 1) a prolonged period in monestrous animals (dogs) or seasonally polyestrous animals (sheep), or 2) a prolonged period of failure of estrus in mature nonpregnant, polyestrous animals.
[G. a- priv. + oistros, a gadfly, mad desire (estrus)]

anestrus

(ăn-ĕs′trəs)
n.
An interval of sexual inactivity between two periods of estrus in female mammals that breed cyclically.

an·es·trus

(an-es'trŭs)
The period between two estrus (heat) cycles.
Synonym(s): anoestrus.
[G. a- priv. + oistros, a gadfly, mad desire (estrus)]

anestrus, anoestrus

nonoccurrence of estrus so that the female is not sexually receptive at any time. See also no visible estrus, silent estrus.
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Furthermore, long term restriction of feed intake induced anestrus in cattle due to insufficient circulating LH which probably suppresses follicle growth and oocyte maturation.
of anestrus, the period between heats in female animals
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