1. 1〔原因〕
    • 両派の対立の素因
    • the basicfactor behind [reason for] the antagonism between the two parties
    • それが将来の発展の素因になるかもしれない
    • It may prove to be a prime factor in future development.
  1. 2〔病理学で〕a predisposition; a diathesis ((複 -ses))