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  1. a coupling.

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

Origin of pairing

First recorded in 1605–15; pair + -ing1

Words Nearby pairing Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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