antisense

adjective
an·​ti·​sense | \ ˈan-ˌtī-ˌsen(t)s How to pronounce antisense (audio) , ˈan-tē-\

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 drug therapy antisense RNA — compare missense, nonsense

First Known Use of antisense

1977, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for antisense

anti- + nonsense

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antisense

adjective
an·​ti·​sense | \ ˈan-ˌtī-ˌsens, ˈan-ti- How to pronounce antisense (audio) \

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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