Pronunciation: bah-sēl′ kahl-met′ gā-rĭn[h]′
Definition: An attenuated strain of Mycobacterium bovis used in the preparation of BCG vaccine that is used for immunization against tuberculosis and in cancer chemotherapy.
Synonym(s): Calmette-Guérin bacillus
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