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An antibiotic peptide obtained from the bacterium Bacillus subtilis that is active against gram-positive bacteria.
[New Latin subtīlis, specific epithet (from Latin, thin, slender (in reference to the bacterium's shape); see subtle) + -in.]
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an antibiotic peptide drug derived from Bacillus subtilis, predominantly used to combat various pathogenic fungi as well as Gram-positive bacteria
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|Noun||1.||subtilin - a polypeptide antibiotic (similar to bacitracin) obtained from a soil bacterium|
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