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BCG vaccine

noun \ˌbē-(ˌ)sē-ˈjē-\

Definition of BCG VACCINE

:  a vaccine prepared from a living attenuated strain of tubercle bacilli and used to vaccinate human beings against tuberculosis —called also BCG

Origin of BCG VACCINE

Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (an attenuated strain of tubercle bacilli), from Albert Calmette †1933 and Camille Guérin †1961 French bacteriologists
First Known Use: 1925

BCG vaccine

noun \ˌbē-(ˌ)sē-ˈjē-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BCG VACCINE

:  a vaccine prepared from a living attenuated strain of tubercle bacilli and used to vaccinate human beings against tuberculosis

Biographical Note for BCG VACCINE

A. L. C. Calmette and C. Guérin —see bacillus calmette-guérin

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