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sex factor

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noun Genetics.
  1. a sex-determining chromosome or gene.
  2. Also called F factor, fertility factor. a plasmid in certain bacteria that enables transfer of genetic material from a donor cell to a recipient by conjugation, resulting in recombination.
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fertility factor in Medicine

fertility factor

n.
  1. F plasmid