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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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