Paired together.

  1. In chemistry, this refers to an acid and a base which can convert to each other by the gain or loss of a proton (a hydrogen nucleus), which together are called a "conjugate acid-base pair." It can also refer to two liquids in equilibrium with each other.
  2. In mycology (the study of fungi), this refers to a dikaryon with two haploid nuclei in it.

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