Definition of mispair in English:

mispair

noun

  • A mispaired base pair.

verb

  • 1no object Molecular Biology. To form a base pair with the wrong nucleotide. Usually with with.

  • 2with object To pair (persons or things) inappropriately or wrongly.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in Science. From mis- + pair, after mispair<br>1960s; earliest use found in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. From mis- + pair.

Pronunciation

mispair

/ˈmɪspɛː/