[pair-bond] /ˈpɛərˌbɒnd/ Animal Behavior
verb (used without object)
(of a mating couple) to form and maintain a .
noun, Animal Behavior.
a partnership between a mating couple that lasts through one season, serving primarily in the cooperative rearing of young.
the couple that forms such a partnership.
the exclusive relationship formed between a male and a female, esp in some species of animals and birds during courtship and breeding
pair bond n.
The temporary or permanent association formed between a female and male animal during courtship and mating.
[pair-ing] /ˈpɛər ɪŋ/ noun 1. a coupling. 2. Cell Biology. the lining up of the two homologous chromosomes or chromatids of each chromosome in meiosis or mitosis. Compare . [pair] /pɛər/ noun, plural pairs, pair. 1. two identical, similar, or corresponding things that are matched for use together: a pair of gloves; a pair of […]
[pairl, perl] /pɛərl, pɛrl/ noun, Heraldry. 1. a device representing the front of an ecclesiastical pallium, consisting of a broad Y -shaped form covered with crosses.
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[pair-awr, -ohr] /ˈpɛərˌɔr, -ˌoʊr/ noun 1. a racing shell propelled by two persons, each with one oar. noun 1. (rowing) a racing shell in which two oarsmen sit one behind the other and pull one oar each Also called pair Compare double scull