subtilisin


sub·til·i·sin

noun \ˌsəb-ˈti-lə-sən\

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

sub·til·i·sin

noun \ˌsəb-ˈtil-ə-sən\   (Medical Dictionary)

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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