An irreducible element of a commutative ring is absolutely irreducible if no power of it has more than one (essentially different) factorization into irreducibles. In the case of the ring (Formula presented.) of integer-valued polynomials on a principal ideal domain D with quotient field K, we give an easy to verify graph-theoretic sufficient condition for an element to be absolutely irreducible and show a partial converse: the condition is necessary and sufficient for polynomials with square-free denominator.
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