antisense

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adjective an·ti·sense \ˈan-ˌtī-ˌsen(t)s, ˈan-tē-\

Definition of antisense

  1. :  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 drug therapy antisense RNA — compare missense, nonsense

Origin and Etymology of antisense

anti- + nonsense


First Known Use: 1977


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antisense

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

Medical Definition of antisense

  1. :  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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