bacillus calmetteguérin

bacillus Calmette-Guérin

[kal-met-gey-ran, -ran]
a weakened strain of the tubercle bacillus, Mycobacterium bovis, used in the preparation of BCG vaccine.

named after Albert L. C. Calmette (1863–1933) and Camille Guérin (1872–1961), French bacteriologists Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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