[ pair-bond ]
/ ˈpɛərˌbɒnd /
verb (used without object)
(of a mating couple) to form and maintain a pair bond.
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- pair off,
- pair production,
- pair royal,
- pair skating,
- pair trawling,
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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Examples from the Web for pair-bond
However, each ritualized display seemingly strengthens the pair-bond.Natural History of the Bell Vireo, Vireo bellii Audubon|Jon C. Barlow
the exclusive relationship formed between a male and a female, esp in some species of animals and birds during courtship and breeding
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[ pâr ]
The temporary or permanent association formed between a female and male animal during courtship and mating.
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