pair-bond

[ pair-bond ]
/ ˈpɛərˌbɒnd /
Animal Behavior
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verb (used without object)

(of a mating couple) to form and maintain a pair bond.

noun


Nearby words

  1. pair off,
  2. pair production,
  3. pair royal,
  4. pair skating,
  5. pair trawling,
  6. pair-oar,
  7. pairing,
  8. pairle,
  9. pairs,
  10. paisa

pair bond

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.

Origin of pair bond

First recorded in 1935–40

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British Dictionary definitions for pair-bond

pair bond

noun

the exclusive relationship formed between a male and a female, esp in some species of animals and birds during courtship and breeding
Derived Formspair bonding, noun

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Medicine definitions for pair-bond

pair bond

[ pâr ]

n.

The temporary or permanent association formed between a female and male animal during courtship and mating.

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