[Grammar] and may be a factor in disease causation.

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Webster's Dictionary defines stress as "a physical, emotional or chemical factor that causes bodily or metal tension and may be a factor in disease causation."

Can following be concluded from the sentence above?

Webster's Dictionary defines stress as "a physical, emotional or chemical factor that causes bodily or metal tension and (a factor) that may be a factor in disease causation."
 
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Are you sure it said "metal", not "mental"? Whilst you can cause stress to metal, it doesn't cause disease!
 
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So did I.:oops:
But I detected ems's typo.:)
 

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Are you sure it said "metal", not "mental". Whilst you can cause stress to metal, it doesn't cause disease!
I am so sorry Emsr2d2. :oops: Thanks so much for correcting me. I had read the context three times to avoid typos before posting it. I am really being careless these days.
 

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Yes, but why change the original?
I believe the OP is using paraphrasing as a way to confirm their understanding of the definition.
 

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I don’t want to change the original sentence. I just wanted to understand how the sentence formed. This will help me to understand the definition better.
 

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I don’t want to change the original sentence. I just wanted to understand how the sentence formed. This will help me to understand the definition better.

..how the sentence was formed.
 
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