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Meaning of pair bond

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.

pair-bond

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