Definition of subtilisin
: a protease secreted by a soil bacillus (Bacillus amyloliquefaciens)
Origin of subtilisin
New Latin subtilis, specific epithet of Bacillus subtilis, species to which Bacillus amyloliquefaciens was once thought to belong
First Known Use: 1953
Medical Definition of subtilisin
: an extracellular protease that is secreted by a soil bacterium of the genus Bacillus (B. amyloliquefaciens) and has various commercial uses (as in laundry detergents)
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