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[met-es-truh s] /mɛtˈɛs trəs/

the luteal phase of the reproductive cycle in mammalian females, occurring after ovulation and characterized by development of the corpus luteum, increased progesterone secretion, and decreased estrogen secretion.
/mɛtˈɛstrəs; -ˈiːstrəs/
the US spelling of metoestrus

metestrus met·es·trus (mě-těs’trəs)
The period of sexual inactivity that follows estrus.


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