American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The periodic state of sexual excitement in the female of most mammals, excluding humans, that immediately precedes ovulation and during which the female is most receptive to mating; heat.
- n. American alternative spelling of oestrus.
- New Latin, from Latin oestrus, frenzy, gadfly, from Greek oistros; see eis- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The term estrus comes from the Latin word for “frenzy,” since these same hormones also make her much more active, and sometimes more dominant and aggressive.”
“Still it is pretty obvious when you are “presenting” like a baboon in estrus …”
“I'd suggest doe in estrus scent as this is the start of the rut.”
“During rut I do hang out a doe in estrus scent tab and I have also gotten bucks to come from a couple hundred yards away with one simple doe bleat.”
“I don't know if you care or not but a great doe bleat is Primos Original Can Doe in estrus”
“I say some sow in estrus at Academy a couple days ago.”
“Love among the solitary-living tigers and leopards is pretty much considered a waste of time until the surge of hormones we call estrus kicks into high gear.”
“Of those factors, Anderson said, one of the most effective methods for inducing estrus is short-term calf removal from the mother, typically up to 48 hours.”
“It lasts for seven to 14 days before the bulk of breeding takes place, while just a few females are in estrus.”
“Heat, or "estrus," is the period when the mature female animal is fertile and can be mated.”
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