extrinsic factor

noun Biochemistry.

Origin:
1925–30

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extrinsic factor n.
See vitamin B12.

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Example sentences
Not everyone is motivated by the pursuit itself, but rather must have some extrinsic factor.
No further evaluation may be necessary if the fall is clearly the result of an obvious extrinsic factor that can be corrected.
In interpreting a rule or statute, courts look to the plain language comprising same and not to any extrinsic factor.
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