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bacillus Calmette-Guérin

[kal-met-gey-ran, -ran] /kælˈmɛt geɪˈrɛ̃, -ˈræn/
noun
1.
a weakened strain of the tubercle bacillus, Mycobacterium bovis, used in the preparation of BCG vaccine.
Origin of bacillus Calmette-Guérin
named after Albert L. C. Calmette (1863-1933) and Camille Guérin (1872-1961), French bacteriologists
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