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