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sex factor

noun, Genetics.
1.
a sex-determining chromosome or gene.
2.
Also called F factor, fertility factor. a plasmid in certain bacteria that enables transfer of genetic material from a donor cell to a recipient by conjugation, resulting in recombination.
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f factor in Medicine

F factor n.
See F plasmid.

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