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bacillus Calmette-Guérin

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

a weakened strain of the tubercle bacillus, Mycobacterium bovis, used in the preparation of BCG vaccine.

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Origin of bacillus Calmette-Guérin

Named after Albert L. C. Calmette (1863–1933) and Camille Guérin (1872–1961), French bacteriologists
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Medical definitions for bacillus Calmette-Guérin

bacillus Calmette-Guérin
[ kăl-mĕtgā-răn, käl-mĕtgā-răɴ ]

n.

An attenuated strain of tubercle bacillus grown in repeated cultures on medium containing bile and used in tuberculosis vaccines.bacille Calmette-Guérin
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