antisense


an·ti·sense

adj \ˈan-ˌtī-ˌsens, ˈan-ti-\

Definition of ANTISENSE

: having a sequence complementary to a segment of genetic material; specifically : of, being, relating to, or possessing a sequence of DNA or RNA that is complementary to and pairs with a specific messenger RNA blocking it from being translated into protein and serving to inhibit gene function <antisense RNA> <antisense drug therapy to inhibit malignant cell proliferation> <antisense research>—compare missense, nonsense

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