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Borrel body

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noun Bor·rel body \bə-ˈrel-, bȯr-ˈel-\

Medical Definition of Borrel body

  1. :  one of the particles making up a Bollinger body

Biographical Note for borrel body

Borrel

\bȯr-el\,

Amédée

(1867–1936), French bacteriologist. With Albert L. C. Calmette, Borrel developed in 1895 a vaccine for use against bubonic plague. In 1898 he diagnosed sheep pox. He also investigated cancer, cell division in tumors, the action of glycogen on tumors, tuberculosis, and bacteriophages.


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