[ kal-met-gey-ran, -ran ]
/ kælˈmɛt geɪˈrɛ̃, -ˈræn /
Save This Word!
a weakened strain of the tubercle bacillus, Mycobacterium bovis, used in the preparation of BCG vaccine.
THINGAMABOB OR THINGUMMY: CAN YOU DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE US AND UK TERMS IN THIS QUIZ?
Do you know the difference between everyday US and UK terminology? Test yourself with this quiz on words that differ across the Atlantic.
Question 1 of 7
In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Origin of bacillus Calmette-Guérin
Named after Albert L. C. Calmette (1863–1933) and Camille Guérin (1872–1961), French bacteriologists
Words nearby bacillus Calmette-Guérin
bacillary dysentery, bacillemia, bacilli, bacilluria, bacillus, bacillus Calmette-Guérin, Bacillus thuringiensis, bacitracin, back, backache, back against the wall
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023