pairing

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cooperative practice of pairing two or more people together for mutual assistance or safety (especially in recreational swimming) buddy system
act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes conjugation , coupling , mating , pairing , sexual union , union
interchange of sections between pairing homologous chromosomes during the prophase of meiosis crossing over , crossover
pairing of people or things as for comparison or competition match-up , matchup
side by side pairing of homologous maternal and paternal chromosomes at the start of meiosis synapsis
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