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adj an·ti·sense \ˈan-ˌtī-ˌsens, ˈan-ti-\

Medical 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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