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con·for·ma·tion

(kon'fōr-mā'shŭn),
The spatial arrangement of a molecule achieved by rotation of groups about single covalent bonds, without breaking any covalent bonds; the latter restriction differentiates conformation from configuration (as in anomers and related stereoisomers) where a bond or bonds must be broken in going from one form (configuration) to another. Conformation is one of the most important aspects of sugar chemistry and is basic to an understanding of the chemical properties of sugars. Compare: configuration.

con·for·ma·tion

(kon'fōr-mā'shŭn)
The spatial arrangement of a molecule achieved by rotation of groups about single covalent bonds, without breaking any covalent bonds.
Compare: configuration

conformation

(kŏn″for-mā′shŭn)
The form or shape of a part, body, material, or molecule.

conformation

symmetry, size and shape of the various body regions relative to each other or the general appearance of the animal in terms of satisfying the observer's appreciation of what is a desirable appearance. Most breed societies issue lists of desirable and undesirable points of conformation. Most of them are desirable. Some are not and react adversely on the animals' well-being. Desirable conformation may also be indicated by diagrams or photographs.
Also may refer to the spatial arrangement of atoms in a molecule.

mitochondrial conformation
mitochondria may be in an abnormal state of condensed conformation, detected by comparison with mitochondria of orthodox status; orthodox conformation is linked to inactive oxidase phosphorylation, condensed to active phosphorylation.
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My host, however, had in some degree resumed the calmness of his demeanor, and questioned me very rigorously in respect to the conformation of the visionary creature.
As Miggs, however, was deaf to all entreaties, Mr Tappertit leant her against the wall as one might dispose of a walking-stick or umbrella, until he had secured the window, when he took her in his arms again, and, in short stages and with great difficulty--arising from her being tall and his being short, and perhaps in some degree from that peculiar physical conformation on which he had already remarked--carried her upstairs, and planting her, in the same umbrella and walking-stick fashion, just inside her own door, left her to her repose.
Mr Merdle, left alone to meditate on a better conformation of himself to Society, looked out of nine windows in succession, and appeared to see nine wastes of space.
Being an orphan of a chubby conformation, he then took to rolling, and had rolled into the gutter before they could come up.
Of these," continues he, "with the newly developed talent of a man-milliner, I speedily constructed turbans a la Turque, and fanciful head-gears of divers conformations.
As a result, they discovered that acute mastitis was more likely in ewes with poor udder conformation, teat lesions and inadequate nutrition in pregnancy, as well as those feeding twins or triplets.
Those models use the differential equations based on the conformation tensor.
Materiality has the pedigree, conformation, stamina and running style necessary to compete successfully at the highest level," said Alto Racing Co-founder Eddie Harrell of Houston.
LA JOLLA, California and SHANGHAI, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RuiYi, a global therapeutic innovation leader, and iHuman Institute at ShanghaiTech University announced today a new research collaboration applying RuiYi's iCAPS (Intermembranous Conformation Antigen Presenting System) technology to create novel monoclonal antibodies with specific binding to G protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) to investigate the biological function and structure of GPCRs.
Of those slaughtered in Welsh abattoirs, 59% hit targets for conformation and fat classification, compared with 57% in 2012.
Robert and Kay Vincent's 83-ewe Whitehead flock based near Trelech, Carmarthenshire, West Wales, has claimed the Hampshire Down Sheep Breeders Association's top flock award for breed type and overall conformation.