(?), n. [L., a gadfly; also, frenzy, fr. Gr. gadfly; hence, sting, fury, insane desire, frenzy.] 1. (Zol.) A genus of gadflies. The species which deposits its larv in the nasal cavities of sheep is strus ovis.
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2. A vehement desire.
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3. Specifically: (Physiol.) The periodical sexual impulse of animals; the period during which female animals are most receptive to males; heat; rut.
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