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English noun: oestrus

1. oestrus (state) applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activity


Synonymsestrus, heat, rut


Broader (hypernym)physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state


Antonymsanestrum, anestrus, anoestrum, anoestrus

2. Oestrus (animal) type genus of the Oestridae: sheep botflies


Synonymsgenus Oestrus


Broader (hypernym)arthropod genus


Member holonymOestrus ovis, sheep botfly, sheep gadfly


Member meronymfamily Hypodermatidae, family Oestridae, Hypodermatidae, Oestridae









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