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BCG vaccine

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

Origin:
1925–30; B(acillus) C(almette-)G(uérin)

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BCG vaccine n.
See Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine.

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BCG vaccine   (bē'sē-jē')  Pronunciation Key 
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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