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

a relationship established between the male and female of higher vertebrates for breeding purposes. In some cases, such as swans, it may last for life.
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After establishing a pair bond, the male and female loaf together for a few days before they begin to build their nest.
"This is absolutely strange because there are very few rodents that pair bond for life," says DeSalle.
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The scientists tested two predictions of the mate-guarding hypothesis in sleepy lizards: that females should play a passive role in maintaining the pair bond, and that males should become more attentive as the time of mating draws near.
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As the pair bond over the former's stories of car chases, they become alarmed when a growing number of dead bodies turn up.
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EASTENDERS PAT gets a job at the bookies and is shocked to find Jane running the cafe, but the pair bond and prove more than a match for Ian.
Insel's research at NIMH into the complex social behaviors of animals demonstrated the importance of the neuropeptides oxytocin and vasopressin in maternal behavior, pair bond formation, and aggression.
Roth excels as a weary assassin lumbered with the plodding son (O'Donnell) of a crime boss and the story truly engages as the mismatched pair bond. While it does get a tad preposterous, there is something sweet about the chemistry as it echoes 80s film The Hit, when Roth played the gauche youngster and John Hurt the hardened hit man.