noun. ['ˈɛstrəs'] applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activity.
- physical condition
- physiological condition
- physiological state
Words that Rhyme with Estrus
Example sentences of the word estrus
Dogs can go into estrus twice a year; wolves only mate once each year.
2. Noun, singular or mass
At that point, it will start to seek out females in estrus.