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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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Pair-bonding requires recognizing at least one female.
No such peaceful, prolonged contact has been noted in the few observations that have been made of mating behaviour in wombats (Triggs 2009), and there is no evidence of pair-bonding.
Also, TDC has said that by the middle of the year, two-thirds of the country s homes will enjoy broadband speeds of 20Mbps/2Mbps (down/upstream), with over 750,000 households assured a 50Mbps connection, thanks to investment in fibre protruding points and pair-bonding of copper .
If you block oxytocin receptors, you can totally cut off that pair-bonding response, Abigail Marsh, associate professor of psychology at Georgetown University, explained.
Obviously, there were no marital, religious, societal or sexual constructs limiting pair-bonding.
Perhaps we should just agree that we are an imperfectly pair-bonding species.
The investigation into social structure has an air of dry humor in the connection forged between Neandertal pair-bonding and the biological pragmatism of human marriage.
Looking to the trend for smart home applications, the pair-bonding solution will be ideal for several bandwidth-demanding applications such as IPTV, smart TV, home energy management, home automation and LTE (Long-Term-Evolution) femtocell applications that will allow operators to realize digital applications for customers' needs.
pattern is often held up as evidence that "women are from Venus" and instinctively pair-bonding, while men are naturally promiscuous and reluctant to settle down.
If a couple of rehearsals in the art of pair-bonding help to improve the final performance, that may be no bad thing.
A study of rodents showed that longer versions of a particular junk DNA sequence were associated with greater pair-bonding and care of offspring.
It has been called the "cuddle chemical" because it promotes snuggling, pair-bonding and the desire to please others.