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chap·e·rone

(shap-ĕ-rōn),
1. A protein required for the proper folding and/or assembly of another protein or protein complex.
2. One who accompanies a physician during physical examination of a patient of the opposite gender (from the physician).
[Eng. escort, protector, fr. Fr. chaperon, hood, fr. chape, cape, fr. L.L. cappa, fr. L. caput, head]

chaperone

or

chaperon

(shăp′ə-rōn′)
n.
Any of a diverse group of proteins that assist macromolecules, such as proteins and nucleic acids, to assemble and fold into the proper three-dimensional structure as they are being synthesized. Also called molecular chaperone.

chap′er·on′age (-rō′nĭj) n.

chaperone

Cell biology
Any of a class of cytoplasmic proteins found in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes, which facilitate the correct assembly or disassembly of newly synthesised oligomeric protein complexes, participating in transmembrane targeting and protein folding.

Medspeak-UK
A person, generally employed by a medical doctor or (NHS) hospital trust, who stays with the patient while the doctor is examining a patient or performing a procedure.
 
Vox populi
A person who accompanies a child or adolescent under the age of majority (adulthood) during an event such as a date or a school dance.

chap·e·rone

(shap'ĕ-rōn)
1. A protein required for the proper folding and/or assembly of another protein or protein complex.
2. One who accompanies a physician during physical examination of a patient of the opposite gender (from that of the physician).
[Eng. escort, protector, fr. Fr. chaperon, hood, fr. chape, cape, fr. L.L. cappa, fr. L. caput, head]

chaperone

a PROTEIN MOLECULE which can assist in the folding, assembly or transport of other proteins in a CELL.
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To solve the woman question - including those issues of sexuality, freedom, chaperonage, the overvaluing of "virtue," marital choicelessness and sexual manipulation (all issues with a muted biographical meaning) - Loy proposed the annihilation of "the principal instrument of [female] subjection." And what was that?
These developments make complete chaperonage impossible and thus female circumcision is thought to offer protection.
A sketch of the expansion of upper and middle-class women's sources of power and identity - traditionally restricted to the home and Society (or its functional equivalent among other social strata) - focuses on aspects of this process such as the decline of chaperonage and the development of codes of behaviour in new situations: public transport, public dances, dates, the work place, etc.
From the late nineteenth century onward, chaperonage was declining in popularity, and this aspect of diminishing social segregation was often discussed in etiquette books.
For I hope you won't think me very fanciful in saying I should have no pleasure in doing any such pictures, now that I know I am only permitted such a privilege on condition of being under chaperonage. I had rather do no more pictures of your children except in full dress: please forgive all the trouble I have given you about it.
He claims that the "informalization" of manners from 1890-2000, evidenced by the change from chaperonage to dating systems of courting, led to the emancipation of women in all four countries under study (2).
Wouters examines the informalization of manners by describing the transition, which occurred toward the beginning of the twentieth century in all four countries under study, from a chaperonage system of courting to that which became known as dating.
Chaperonage remained an important institution among East Side Jews, but parents considered it appropriate for their daughter to go for walks and to dances with men, as long as the parents knew about the excursion beforehand and had met the young man.