from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A molecule which interacts with a complementary strand of nucleic acids, so as to suppress its transcription.
anti- + sense (Wiktionary)