Definition of subtilisin in English:

subtilisin

noun

Biochemistry
  • Any of a group of proteolytic enzymes originally isolated from the soil-borne bacterium Bacillus subtilis and used in detergents, processed foods, etc., and in research.

Origin

1950s. From classical Latin subtīlis subtle + -in. Compare earlier subtilin.

Pronunciation

subtilisin

/sʌbˈtɪlɪsɪn/