subtilisin(redirected from Subtilysin)
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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.]
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any of various protease enzymes originally derived from Bacillus subtilis
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