subtilisin

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sub·til·i·sin

 (sŭb-tĭl′ĭ-sĭn)
n.
Any of several extracellular enzymes produced by bacteria of the genus Bacillus that catalyze the breakdown of proteins into polypeptides and are widely used in detergents and cleaning products.

[New Latin (Bacillus) subtīlis, bacterial species to which were assigned the bacteria from which a subitilisin was first isolated (now known to be B. amyloliquefaciens); see subtilin + -in.]

subtilisin

(sʌbˈtɪlɪsɪn)
n
any of various protease enzymes originally derived from Bacillus subtilis