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con·form·er

(kon-fōr'mer),
1. A mold, usually of plastic material, used in surgical repair to maintain volume in a cavity or to prevent closing of a reconstructed artificial or natural space.
2. a prion protein conformation; abnormal configuration of abnormal prion protein (that is, conformers) can induce change in the secondary and tertiary structure of normal prion protein to generate additional amounts of the abnormal protein.
[L. conformo, to fashion]

conformer

A mould placed in a cavity to preserve its shape and prevent shrinkage.
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On the other hand, the degree of crystallinity obtained by DSC curves implies that the trans conformer content in the crystalline domain and the total trans isomer content obtained by FTIR spectroscopy comprise a mixture of the trans conformer in the crystalline phase and the extended chains in the amorphous domains.
113, 12911 (2009), Distinguishing tunneling pathways for two chiral conformer pairs of 1,3-propanediol from the microwave spectrum.
2 and 3) and a substantial upgrade of the initial oversimplified picture of idealized sets of identical, uncorrelated, "gauche" and "trans" conformers.
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the less space for possible free rotation of conformers, the more conformers will be needed for cooperativity.
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Honorables pelerins, Vous n'ignorez pas les imperatifs lies a l'accomplissement du pelerinage dans les Lieux Saints, notamment le devoir de se conformer pleinement aux mesures pratiques d'organisation destinees a assurer la securite, la surete et la discipline et qui sont prises par les autorites competentes dans le Royaume frere d'Arabie Saoudite, sous la conduite de Notre venerable frere, le Serviteur des deux Saintes Mosquees, le Roi Abdullah Ibn Abdulaziz, que Dieu le garde.
Apres l'article d'Ali Amin dans le journal ,les lecteurs ont choisi de determiner le 21 Mars, qui est le debut du printemps pour etre une fete pour la mere de se conformer a la saison du don et de la purete et de la bonte.
Il a d'autre part demande aux investisseurs dans le projet de Touchka de se conformer aux cultures autorisees, lesquelles sont celles qui n'ont pas besoin de grandes quantites d'eau d'irrigation, sinon leurs cultures seront detruites sur-le-champ.
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where q is the statistical weight of the conformer and [Sigma] is the order of symmetry.