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 and Etymology of bcg vaccine

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


Medical Dictionary

BCG vaccine

noun \ ˌbē-(ˌ)sē-ˈjē- \

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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