"oestrus" Definition

  1. n. A genus of gadflies. The species which deposits its larvae in the nasal cavities of sheep is oestrus ovis.
  2. n. A vehement desire; esp. (Physiol.), the periodical sexual impulse of animals; heat; rut.

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Position in dictionary: 67580 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n., n.,
Words that start with "oestrus": 1
Words that end with "oestrus": 1
Words that contain "oestrus": 1
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