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Factor

An event, circumstance, influence, or element that plays a part in bringing about a result.

A factor in a case contributes to its causation or outcome. In the area of Negligence law, the factors, or chain of causation, are important in determining whether liability ensues from a particular action done by the defendant.

factor

n. 1) a salesman who sells in his/her own name on behalf of others, taking a commission for services. 2) something that contributes to the result.

factor

(Commission merchant), noun agent, broker, commercial agent, delegate, deputy, envoy, interagent, manager, medium, middleman, one who sells for factorage, proctor, procurator, representative
Associated concepts: consignee, factors' lien

factor

(Ingredient), noun additive, agent, aid, aspect, cause, component, constituent, constitutive element, content, contributing force, determinant, element, elementary unit, feature, integral part, part, portion, segment, unit
See also: aspect, broker, cause, characteristic, component, constituent, dealer, deputy, determinant, element, feature, ingredient, member, part, plenipotentiary, portion, procurator, reason, represent, substitute

factor

1 a mercantile agent. An agent who is in the ordinary course of business entrusted with goods or documents of title representing goods with a view to their sale. A factor has a lien over goods entrusted to him; this lien covers any claims he may have against his principal arising out of the agency. Most factors will be mercantile agents (and have the powers of such) for the purposes of the Factors Act 1889. Under this Act, in certain circumstances a factor may pass a good title to goods entrusted to him.
2 an institution to whom a company assigns its book debts (see FACTORING).
3 in Scotland a landlord or superior's agent.
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Association between the presence of enterococcal virulence factors gelatinase, hemolysin, and enterococcal surface protein and mortality among patients with bacteremia due to Enterococcus faecalis.
It appears from current study that the incidence of known virulence factors in E.
Watsky et al suggests that although virulence factors contribute to an organism's pathogenicity it is disruption of mucosal barriers which plays the major role in overcoming host defense.
Role of several Staphylococcus aureus virulence factors on the inflammatory response in bovine mammary gland.
2,3,4) A number of different virulence factors have been identified by many researchers, the most important among them being haemolysin, gelatinase, enterococcal surface protein (Esp), Aggregation Substance (AS), MSCRAMMAce (Microbial Surface Component Recognizing Adhesive Matrix Molecule Adhesion of Collagen from Enterococci), serine protease, capsule, cell wall polysaccharide and superoxide.
sup][6] Studies from India on virulence factors expressed by Candida species isolated from VVC subjects are few,[sup][7] therefore this study was taken up with the aim to find out whether the isolated Candida spp.
Real-time PCR expression profiling of genes encoding potential virulence factors in Candida albicans biofilms: identification of model-dependent and -independent gene expression.
Because the number of fungal infections caused by non-albicans Candida species has increased significantly over the last few years and the development of treatment alternatives for fungal infections depends on the study and understanding of virulence factors of these microorganisms, the objective of the present study was to compare the hemolytic capacity of non-albicans Candida species and C.