Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Medical Dictionary

conformation

play
noun con·for·ma·tion \ˌkän-(ˌ)fȯr-ˈmā-shən, -fər-\

Medical Definition of conformation

  1. :  any of the spatial arrangements of a molecule that can be obtained by rotation of the atoms about a single bond

conformational \-shnəl, -shən-əl\play adjective
conformationally \-ē\play adverb




Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up conformation? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a smart aleck

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

prompt oily maudlin angry
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ