antisense

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

Origin and Etymology of antisense

anti- + nonsense


Medical Dictionary

antisense

adjective 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

antisense

noun

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