Definition of nisin in English:

nisin

Syllabification: ni·sin
Pronunciation: /ˈnīsin
 
/

noun

An antibiotic substance that is a mixture of related polypeptides and is used in some countries as a food preservative.
  • This substance is produced by the bacterium Streptococcus lactis
More example sentences
  • Thus the intensity of fluorescence is directly proportional to the amount of nisin in the environment.
  • The authors reported that nisin can be sensitizing via i.p. injection but not by oral treatment.
  • My results suggest that the inactivation of nisin by the producer organism may not be entirely enzymatic.

Origin

1940s: from (Group) N i(nhibitory) s(ubstance) + -in1.

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