bacillus Calmette-Guérin

noun
bacillus Cal·​mette-Gué·​rin | \ -ˌkal-ˈmet-(ˌ)gā-ˈraⁿ, -ˈran How to pronounce bacillus Calmette-Guérin (audio) \

Medical Definition of bacillus Calmette-Guérin

: an attenuated strain of tubercle bacillus developed by repeated culture on a medium containing bile and used in preparation of tuberculosis vaccines

called also bacille Calmette-Guérin

— compare bcg vaccine

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“Bacillus Calmette-Guérin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/bacillus%20Calmette-Gu%C3%A9rin. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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