subtilisin

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noun sub·til·i·sin \ˌsəb-ˈti-lə-sən\

Definition of subtilisin

  1. :  a protease secreted by a soil bacillus (Bacillus amyloliquefaciens)

Origin and Etymology 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 Dictionary

subtilisin

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noun sub·til·i·sin \ˌsəb-ˈtil-ə-sən\

Medical Definition of subtilisin

  1. :  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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