cofactor n : a substance (as a coenzyme) that must join with another to produce a given result
Cofactor may refer to any of the following:
- Cofactor (linear algebra) The signed minor of a matrix
- Minor (linear algebra) as an alternative name for the determinant of a smaller matrix than that which it describes
- Cofactor (biochemistry) is a substance that needs to be present in addition to an enzyme for a certain reaction to take place.
- Shannon cofactor is a derived function of another function, a notion useful in computer science and mathematics.
- Cofactor (epidemiology) is a condition that exacerbates the effects of another condition; for instance, while chlamydia infection on its own will not cause cervical cancer, it increases the risk that HPV infection will do so.
cofactor in French: Cofacteur
cofactor in Dutch: Cofactor
cofactor in Portuguese: Co-fator