f-factor

F factor

noun
sex factor ( def 2 ).
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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
 
n
informal the quality of being attractive to members of the opposite sex
 
[C20: from fanciability factor]

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F factor n.
See F plasmid.

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