Medical Dictionary

nisin


nisin

noun ni·sin \ˈnīs-ən\

Definition of NISIN

:  a polypeptide antibiotic that is produced by a bacterium (Lactococcus lactis synonym Streptococcus lactis) and is used as a food preservative (as for processed cheese and canned fruits and vegetables)
March 02, 2015
chatoyant Hear it
Having a changeable luster or color
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears