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subtilisin

[ suhb-til-uh-sin ]
/ sʌbˈtɪl ə sɪn /
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noun Biochemistry.
a proteolytic enzyme produced by the bacterium Bacillus subtilis, used as an active ingredient in detergents and also in research to help reveal protein structure.
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Origin of subtilisin

1953; <New Latin subtilis specific epithet (see subtile) + -in2
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