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BCG vaccine

noun, Immunology
1.
a vaccine made from weakened strains of tubercle bacilli, used to produce immunity against tuberculosis.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; B(acillus) C(almette-)G(uérin)
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BCG vaccine in Medicine

BCG vaccine n.
See Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine.

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BCG vaccine in Science
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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