bacillus Calmette-Guérin

[ kal-met-gey-ran, -ran ]
/ kælˈmɛt geɪˈrɛ̃, -ˈræn /

noun

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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