risk factor

noun

Definition of risk factor

  1. :  something that increases risk or susceptibility

Examples of risk factor in a sentence

  1. Age is one of the risk factors for this disease.

1949

First Known Use of risk factor

1949


RISK FACTOR Defined for English Language Learners

risk factor

noun

Definition of risk factor for English Language Learners

  • : something that increases risk; especially : something that makes a person more likely to get a particular disease or condition


Medical Dictionary

risk factor

noun

Medical Definition of risk factor

  1. :  something that increases risk or susceptibility poorly controlled hypertension is a risk factor for coronary heart disease


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