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unit factor

noun, Biology
a gene; a sequence of nucleotides that functions as the hereditary unit for a single character. Unabridged
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  • We perceive one unit factor in nature; and this factor is that something is going on then—there.

    The Concept of Nature Alfred North Whitehead
  • It is this unit factor, retaining in itself the passage of nature, which is the primary concrete element discriminated in nature.

    The Concept of Nature Alfred North Whitehead
British Dictionary definitions for unit factor

unit factor

(genetics) the gene responsible for the inheritance of a unit character
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