BCG vaccine

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BCG vaccine

 (bē′sē-jē′)
n.
A preparation consisting of attenuated human tubercle bacilli that is used for immunization against tuberculosis.

[B(acillus) C(almette-)G(uérin) vaccine.]

BCG vaccine


n.
a vaccine made from weakened strains of tubercle bacilli, used to produce immunity against tuberculosis.
[1925–30; B(acillus)C(almette)-G(uérin)]
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