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factor fac·tor (fāk'tər)

  1. One that contributes in the cause of an action.

  2. A mathematical component that by multiplication makes up a number or expression.

  3. A gene.

  4. A substance, such as a vitamin, that functions in a specific biochemical reaction or bodily process, such as blood coagulation.

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