R factor

noun \ ˈär- \

Definition of R factor

: a group of genes present in some bacteria that provide a basis for resistance to antibiotics and can be transferred from cell to cell by conjugation

Origin and Etymology of r factor

resistance


Medical Dictionary

R factor

noun \ ˈär- \

medical Definition of R factor

: a group of genes present in some bacteria that provide a basis for resistance to antibiotics and can be transferred from cell to cell by conjugation

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