bacillus Calmette-Guerin

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bacillus Cal·mette-Gué·rin

(kăl-mĕt′gā-răn′, käl-mĕt′gā-răN′)
n. Abbr. BCG
An attenuated strain of tubercle bacillus grown in repeated cultures on medium containing bile and used in tuberculosis vaccines. Also called bacille Calmette-Guérin.
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