pair bond: Meaning and Definition of

pair' bond"

Pronunciation: [key]
— n. Animal Behav.
  1. a partnership between a mating couple that lasts through one season, serving primarily in the cooperative rearing of young.
  2. the couple that forms such a partnership.


Pronunciation: (pâr'bond"), [key]
— Animal Behav. Animal Behav.
  1. (of a mating couple) to form and maintain a pair bond.
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