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subtilisin

[suhb-til-uh-sin] /sʌbˈtɪl ə sɪn/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
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.
Origin
1953
1953; < New Latin subtilis specific epithet (see subtile) + -in2
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