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Meaning of subtilisin

sub•til•i•sin

Pronunciation: (sub-til'u-sin), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  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.
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