sex factor


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sex factor

n.
A bacterial plasmid that enables one bacterium to donate its genetic material to another bacterium by conjugation, resulting in genetic recombination. Also called fertility factor, f factor.
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The young farmers'production of DavidTristram's"LittleGrimley presents Strictly Sex Factor (on Ice)" not only scooped first place but won the Jean Sinclair Quaich for'Best Theatrical Moment', with their beautifully choreographed dance sequence.
However, sex factor was determined to be a significant factor for only enterprises rearing cultural beef cattle with 280 < initial live weight 12 da.
THE SEX FACTOR Singers Cheryl Tweedy and Liam Payne hit the rocks
Though they're currently trailing behind their spouses, Nick Lachey and Peta Murgatroyd are planning to up their sex factor when they take to the floor with a Foxtrot, though they seem to be admitting that they need to be working on keeping that vibe steady.
Different days of week factor, different hours of day factor, and sex factor were analyzed by using Chi-squared test and ANOVA with an associate post hoc analysis (Tukey) was also used in more detailed statistical evaluation.
She said the four strong group, formed on The X Factor in 2011 and featuring South Shields pair Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards, overdo the 'sex factor' in their raunchy act.
2 WHO IS BRINGING THE SEX FACTOR TO THE SHOW THIS YEAR?
The song was the winner in a Coventry City Council competition called the SEX Factor. The idea was to create a campaign that was fun, and that engaged with young people in a more innovative way.
CALDERDALE students are to get the sex factor when a theatre show comes to town to teach them about safe sex.
CORONATION STREET Mon, Wed, Fri ITV Mon Soapland's most stunning star, Michelle Keegan, may have departed the cobbles, but a beautiful new actress is set to bring the Sex Factor back to Weatherfield...
Now, you may not rate Cyprus highly on a scale of European sex factor -- the Italian flamboyance, the romance of the French and even the German quirkiness all spring immediately to mind -- but clearly there's a market on the island for the type of products that make women go 'ahhh'!
"We're looking for someone who has the sex factor with a personality to match."