pair bond

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pair bond

n.
The temporary or permanent association formed between two animals during courtship and mating.

pair′-bond′ v.

pair bond

n
(Zoology) the exclusive relationship formed between a male and a female, esp in some species of animals and birds during courtship and breeding
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Scientists have long understood that in these species, reproductive performance is influenced by pair-bond strength and longevity, with long-established pairs usually better at rearing offspring.
Conquering the divide and mating with a female after just six hours of her company can form a lifelong pair-bond between voles.
User of the phrases "jump the broom" and "take the plunge" when lecturing on human pair-bond instincts.
A pair-bond in socially monogamous species gives a partnership that may provide advantages for survival.
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