Chaperone: 1. Any protein that is required for the proper folding or assembly of another protein or protein complex without being a component of the final structure. 2. A woman who is present when a male physician examines a female patient. 3. Anyone present when a physician examines a patient of the opposite sex from the physician.
From the original meaning of chaperone as a person (usually a matron) who accompanied an unmarried woman in public or mixed company for the sake of propriety.
noun, verb (used with object), verb (used without object), -oned, -onÂ·ing. chaperon.
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Definition of CHAPERONE. 1: a person (as a matron) who for propriety accompanies one or more young unmarried women in public or in mixed company
chapÂ·erÂ·on or chapÂ·erÂ·one (sh p-r n) n. 1. A person, especially an older or married woman, who accompanies a young unmarried woman in public.