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noun Immunology.
a vaccine made from weakened strains of tubercle bacilli, used to produce immunity against tuberculosis.
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BCG vaccine
[ bē′sē-jē ]

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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