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pairing

[ pair-ing ]
/ ˈpɛər ɪŋ /
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noun

a coupling.
Cell Biology. the lining up of the two homologous chromosomes or chromatids of each chromosome pair in meiosis or mitosis.Compare base-pairing.

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Origin of pairing

First recorded in 1605–15; pair + -ing1
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