BCG vaccine


noun Immunology.

a vaccine made from weakened strains of tubercle bacilli, used to produce immunity against tuberculosis.

Origin of BCG vaccine

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Medicine definitions for bcg vaccine

BCG vaccine

n.

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

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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