- chaperonemeaning ‘someone who accompanies a young unmarried woman’, is the recommended spelling, not chaperon. It is pronounced shap-ǝ-rohn.
Modern English usage. 2014.
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Chaperone — or Chaperon may refer to: Chaperone (social) or chaperon, an adult who accompanies or supervises young people on social occasions Chaperone (clinical), a person who acts as a witness for a patient and a medical practitioner during a medical… … Wikipedia
chaperone — index protect Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
Chaperone — Chaperone, Chaperonine, Eiweiße, die in anderen Proteinen bestimmte Konformationen stabilisieren und dadurch die Faltung oder die Translozierung (Export) dieser Proteine mitbestimmen. Chaperonine sind häufig Stressproteine.… … Universal-Lexikon
chaperone — (also chaperon) ► NOUN dated ▪ an older woman responsible for the behaviour of an unmarried girl at social occasions. ► VERB ▪ accompany and look after. DERIVATIVES chaperonage noun. ORIGIN originally denoting a hood, regarded as giving… … English terms dictionary
Chaperone — Chaperonin Klasse I aus Escherichia coli in Auf und Seitenansicht. Chaperone (engl. Anstandsdamen) sind Proteine, die neu synthetisierten Proteinen „helfen“, sich korrekt zu falten. Die Bezeichnung wurde gewählt, „da sie unreife Proteine vor… … Deutsch Wikipedia
chaperone — I chaperone UK [ˈʃæpərəʊn] / US [ˈʃæpəˌroʊn] or chaperon UK / US noun [countable] Word forms chaperone : singular chaperone plural chaperones 1) in the past, an older woman who went with a young woman who was not married to a social event to make … English dictionary
chaperone — I. noun or chaperon Etymology: French chaperon, literally, hood, from Middle French, head covering, from chape Date: 1720 1. a person (as a matron) who for propriety accompanies one or more young unmarried women in public or in mixed company 2.… … New Collegiate Dictionary
chaperone — 1. noun a) An older person who accompanies other younger people to ensure the propriety of their behaviour, often an older woman accompanying a young woman. b) A protein that assists the non covalent folding/unfolding and the assembly/disassembly … Wiktionary
chaperone — 1. A protein required for the proper folding and/or assembly of another protein or protein complex. 2. One who accompanies a physician during examination of a patient of the opposite sex (from the physician). [Eng. escort, protector, fr. Fr.… … Medical dictionary
chaperone — to serve as a chaperone (to serve as a chaperone at a dance) … Combinatory dictionary