antisense

[ an-tee-sens, an-tahy‐ ]
/ ˌæn tiˈsɛns, ˌæn taɪ‐ /

adjective

of or relating to a gene that is derived from RNA or complementary DNA, is inserted in reverse orientation into a strand of DNA, and is used in genetic engineering to regulate genetic expression of a trait.

Origin of antisense

First recorded in 1985–90
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Medicine definitions for antisense

antisense

[ ăn′tē-sĕns, ăn′tī- ]

adj.

Of or relating to a nucleotide sequence that is complementary to a sequence of messenger RNA. When antisense DNA or RNA is added to a cell, it binds to a specific messenger RNA molecule and inactivates it.
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Science definitions for antisense

antisense

[ ăn′tē-sĕns, ăn′tī- ]

Relating to a nucleotide sequence that is complementary to a sequence of messenger RNA. When antisense DNA or RNA is added to a cell, it binds to a specific messenger RNA molecule and inactivates it.
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