pair-bond
noun Date: 1940 a monogamous relationship • pair-bonding noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pair-bond — pa(ə)r .bänd, pe(ə)r n an exclusive union with a single mate at any one time: a monogamous relationship pair bond·ing n …   Medical dictionary

  • Pair bond — In biology, a pair bond is the strong affinity that develops in some species between the male and female in a breeding pair. Pair bonding, from 1940, is a term frequently used in sociobiology and evolutionary psychology circles and is typically… …   Wikipedia

  • pair-bond — ˈ ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : an exclusive union with one mate at any one time : a monogamous relationship • pair bonding ˈ ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ noun * * * /pair bond /, Animal Behav. v.i. 1. (of a mating couple) to form and maintain a pair bond. n. 2. See pair… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pair bond — 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. [1935 40] * * * pair bond, a monogamous bond or union… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pair-bond — verb (of two animals) form a close relationship through courtship and sexual activity. noun (pair bond) a relationship so formed …   English new terms dictionary

  • pair bond — the temporary or permanent association formed between a female and male fish during courtship and mating …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • pair bond — 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. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • pair bond — noun a relationship, often permanent, formed between a male and female animal; initiated during courtship and maintained after mating …   Wiktionary

  • pair bond — in ethology, the more or less permanent relationship between a male and a female for the purposes of mating and rearing the young …   Medical dictionary

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