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R factor
R factor
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noun
a genetic component of some bacteria that provides resistance to antibiotics and can be transferred from one bacterium to another by conjugation.
Also called
resistance transfer factor
,
RTF
.
Origin:
1960–65;
r(esistance)
factor
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Medical Dictionary
R factor
n.
See
resistance plasmid
.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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