sub·ti·lin (sŭbʹtə-lĭn) n.
An antibiotic peptide obtained from the bacterium Bacillus subtilis that is active against gram-positive bacteria and various pathogenic fungi.
  [New Latin subtīlis, species name (from Latin, delicate. See subtle) + -in.]

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