subtilin

noun
sub·​ti·​lin | \ ˈsəb-tə-lən How to pronounce subtilin (audio) \

Medical Definition of subtilin

: a polypeptide antibiotic or mixture of antibiotics that is similar to bacitracin and is produced by a soil bacterium of the genus Bacillus (B. subtilis)

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“Subtilin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/subtilin. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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