[n] a segment of DNA found on a chromosome that codes for a particular protein; a unit of heredity; "genes were formerly called factors"
[n] anything that contributes causally to a result; "a number of factors determined the outcome"
[n] a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission
[n] any of the numbers (or symbols) that form a product when multiplied together
[n] one of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer; "what are the 4 factors of 6?"
[v] resolve into factors