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BCG vaccine

noun Immunology.
  1. a vaccine made from weakened strains of tubercle bacilli, used to produce immunity against tuberculosis.
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bcg vaccine in Medicine

BCG vaccine

  1. A vaccine containing attenuated human tubercle bacilli that is used for immunization against tuberculosis.tuberculosis vaccine
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bcg vaccine in Science

BCG vaccine

  1. A preparation used to immunize individuals against tuberculosis, consisting of attenuated live human tubercle bacilli (Mycobacterium tuberculosis), the bacteria that cause tuberculosis.
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