Meaning of unifactorial in English:


Pronunciation /juːnɪfakˈtɔːrɪəl/


  • (of an inherited characteristic or disorder) dependent on a single gene.

    ‘Table 1 shows the patients' demographic characteristics, 30 day postoperative mortality, unifactorial and multifactorial analysis.’
    • ‘Continuous variables were grouped into subcategories, and unifactorial logistic regression was used to compare these with a reference level.’
    • ‘That trial used a unifactorial model for risk prediction and was undertaken before the introduction of statins.’
    • ‘Although preliminary investigations suggested a unifactorial measure of thought suppression, recent analyses point to the presence of two factors: actual thought suppression; and lack of control over thoughts.’
    • ‘In other studies we found that, as expected, the multifactorial scales had lower internal consistency estimates than did unifactorial measures such as the Anxiety and Loneliness scales.’