Definition of antisense in English:

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antisense

Pronunciation: /ˈantēˌsens/ Pronunciation: /ˈantī-/

adjective

Genetics
Having a sequence of nucleotides complementary to (and hence capable of binding to) a coding sequence, which may be either that of the strand of a DNA double helix that undergoes transcription, or that of a messenger RNA molecule.
Example sentences
  • The genotypes were confirmed by sequencing both sense and antisense strands using forward and reverse primers in separate reactions.
  • Both sense and antisense strands were sequenced from tumour samples; only forward strands were sequenced from corresponding normal tissue.
  • Broken arrows indicate starts of sense and antisense transcription.

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Syllabification: an·ti·sense

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