BCG vaccine

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noun \ˌbē-(ˌ)sē-ˈjē-\

Definition of BCG vaccine

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

Origin and Etymology of bcg vaccine

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


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BCG vaccine

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noun \ˌbē-(ˌ)sē-ˈjē-\

Medical Definition of BCG vaccine

  1. :  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

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C. Guérin

, —see bacillus calmette-guérin


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