Definition of Paired

1. Adjective. Used of gloves, socks, etc..

Exact synonyms: Mated
Similar to: Matched

2. Adjective. Of leaves etc; growing in pairs on either side of a stem. "Opposite leaves"
Exact synonyms: Opposite
Category relationships: Botany, Phytology
Antonyms: Alternate

3. Adjective. Mated sexually.
Similar to: Mated

Definition of Paired

1. Verb. (past of pair) ¹

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Definition of Paired

1. pair [v] - See also: pair

Medical Definition of Paired

1. Developmentally regulated gene in Drosophila that contains the paired box domain. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Paired

pair of scissors
pair of specs
pair of spectacles
pair of stairs
pair of tongs
pair of tweezers
pair of underwear
pair of virginals
pair off
pair production
pair programming
pair rule gene
pair up
paired (current term)
paired allosome
paired beats
paired box domain
paired organelles
pairing energy

Literary usage of Paired

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"7S**) ; \ dotted Une showing internal area occupied by yelk (food- material of the egg) ; t, first rudiment of the mid-foot (paired ridges which unite ..."

2. Outlines of Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates by John Sterling Kingsley (1917)
"From the fused part behind the vent the anal and the lower part of the caudal fins were formed, while the paired appendages are differentiations of the ..."

3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1902)
"HISTORICAL EVIDENCE AS TO THE ORIGIN OF THE paired LIMBS OF VERTEBRATES. ... For if the paired limbs, as most morphologists believe, arose as highly ..."

4. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1900)
"Note on Hypotheses as to the Origin of the paired Limbs of Vertebrates. By Mr J. GRAHAM KERB. [Received 9 December, 1899.] In a footnote to my paper on the ..."

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