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extrinsic factor

noun, Biochemistry
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1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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.
extrinsic factor in Medicine

extrinsic factor n.
See vitamin B12.

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