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resistance plasmid

resistance plasmid in Medicine

resistance plasmid n.
Any of the conjugative or nonconjugative plasmids carrying genes responsible for antibiotic or antibacterial drug resistance among bacteria. Also called resistance factor, R factor, R plasmid.

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