Definition of diestrus in US English:



  • (in most female mammals) a period of sexual inactivity between recurrent periods of estrus.

    • ‘Values remained high throughout dioestrus, with a rapid decline beginning 14 to 15 days after ovulation.’
    • ‘A greater percentage of CL in early diestrus tend to have a fluid-filled lumen vs the CL during late diestrus and advanced stages of pregnancy.’
    • ‘The reproductive cycle has four stages: anestrus, proestrus, estrus, and diestrus.’
    • ‘Progesterone secretion also increases during metestrus and diestrus with a decrease afterwards.’
    • ‘The estrous cycle in the dog can be divided into four stages: proestrus, estrus, diestrus and anestrus.’