oestrus definition

  • noun:
    • Variant of estrus.
    • A biting fly of genus Oestrus; a botfly.
    • A bite or sting.
    • A passion or madness.
    • a lady pet's readiness to mate; heat, routine.
    • A genus of gadflies. The species which deposits its larvæ in the nasal cavities of sheep is œstrus ovis.
    • A vehement desire.
    • The periodical intimate impulse of animals; the period where female pets are most receptive to males; heat; rut.
    • A gadfly; a breeze.
    • A vehement urging; a stimulus; an incitement.
    • [capitalized] The Normal genus of Œstridæ.
    • The climax or level of amount of sexual interest in feminine animals. This Really Is preceded because of the procestrum and followed closely by the metœstrum.
    • applies to nonhuman mammals: circumstances or amount of heightened intimate arousal and task
    • type genus of this Oestridae: sheep botflies
    • pertains to nonhuman animals: circumstances or amount of heightened intimate arousal and task

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