Definition of subtilin in US English:

subtilin

noun

Pharmacology
  • Any of a group of polypeptides with antibiotic activity isolated from cultures of Bacillus subtilis.

Origin

1940s. From classical Latin subtīlis subtle (used in scientific Latin as the specific name of Bacillus subtilis) + -in.

Pronunciation

subtilin

/ˈsʌbtɪlɪn/