Medical Dictionary


noun fac·tor \ˈfak-tər\

Medical Definition of FACTOR

a :  something that actively contributes to the production of a result b :  a substance that functions in or promotes the function of a particular physiological process or bodily system
:  gene
fac·to·ri·al \fak-ˈtōr-ē-əl, -ˈtr-\ adjective
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